IARPA in the News 2016

Network World

Looking to lock down government cloud-based resources in particular, researchers from the Intelligence Advance Research Projects Activity this week announced a program that will develop better technology to manage and secure Virtual Desktop Infrastructure environments.

The Stack

It’s often said that landing a job is more about being good at interviews than any necessary aptitude for the role....The project is entitled Multimodal Objective Sensing to Assess Individuals with Context (MOSAIC), and the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) is soliciting contributions for a 42-month series of trials beginning in May of 2017.


The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity is running several simultaneous research expeditions into how crowdsourced data could be used to predict specific events, including disease outbreaks or riots.


It was a great way to mix science with gambling, says Anna Dreber. The year was 2012, and an international group of psychologists had just launched the ‘Reproducibility Project’ — an effort to repeat dozens of psychology experiments to see which held up1....Eventually known as SciCast, the project included a website where participants could wager on questions such as, “Will there be a lab-confirmed case of the coronavirus Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS or MERS-COV) identified in the United States by 1 June 2014?”.


Imagine being able to accurately forecast pandemics, cyberattacks and geopolitical breakdowns before they occur by aggregating data and discerning historical trends. That’s exactly what the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity is trying to do -- and the agency is getting better at doing.