IARPA in the News 2016

New Scientist

Last year IBM received funding from the US Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) to develop a 17-qubit device capable of running error-correction codes, which are essential for creating larger, useful machines.

ZD Net

The University of Sydney has been awarded a slice of a multimillion dollar research grant from the United States Office of the Director of National Intelligence to advance its research in quantum computing.

Washington Business Journal

LGS Innovations wants to make detecting hazardous materials safer and easier, and is right now working to develop a laser gun that can do the job. This is under...contract with the U.S. Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) in support of a program the company announced in mid-April called SILMARILS — Standoff Illuminator for Measuring Absorbance and Reflective Infrared Light Signatures.

Signal

A group of University of Maryland researchers has developed an algorithm that can not only detect a face, but also simultaneously determine the gender and pose, and extract fiducial, or reference, points. The Office of the Director of National Intelligence, Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity has provided funding and support for the invention, which has been dubbed HyperFace.

MeriTalk

Speaking at an event hosted by DefenseOne, James Harris, chief technology officer of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), and Jason Matheny, director of the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), said speed and automation will be key to the future of intelligence collection and analysis.