IARPA in the News 2016

Idea Connection

Over the years, satellites have snapped super sharp images of our planet from all angles. And while they have provided us with a lot of insights into the Earth, these two-dimensional photos have their limitations. To improve on the current technology the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) in the United States has launched an open innovation challenge.

Nextgov

The Air Force wants white papers that describe new ways quantum computing could help achieve its mission,...Last year, for instance, the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity, which focuses on research and development, said it planned to award a multiyear grant to IBM to build out a component of a quantum computer.

Yahoo Finance

MARLBOROUGH, Mass., July 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Block MEMS, a leading developer of Quantum Cascade Laser (QCL) based infrared detection systems, has been awarded a $9.8M contract from the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) to develop a system that can detect trace quantities of chemicals at standoff distances of at least 100 ft.

National Defense

The intelligence community and the private sector have launched dozens of satellites that capture sharp images of Earth from every angle. But two-dimensional photos don’t always give every detail.

The multi-view stereo 3D mapping challenge — hosted by the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) — aims to bring the broader research community together in order to find a way to accurately produce 3D mapping from satellite photos.

Fedscoop

Sometimes two dimensions just aren’t enough. The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity is challenging coders to develop a way to accurately produce 3-D maps from satellite photos.