IARPA in the News 2017

National Defense

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity has committed $1 million for two institutions to develop a process that can more easily and rapidly secure data while it is being computed.


Executive Biz

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity will conduct a Proposers Day on July 27 to discuss a program that aims to develop new tools that can detect changes on biological systems and initiate mitigation responses to accidental release of organisms.



The intelligence community’s bleeding-edge research organization is gearing up for a five-year development program that could fundamentally alter the way secure applications are written.


The Toronto Star

What makes people great at predictions? Experts at the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity might have a couple of ideas.


Venture Beat

For years, video games have provided useful imitations of real-world scenarios....Now, a recent government intelligence program has taken that a step further, creating video games to improve cognitive skills.


The Mercury News

SRI International announced Tuesday it has been awarded a four-year contract by the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA)


House of Bots

Whether in the brain or in code, neural networks are shaping up to be one of the most critical areas of research in both neuroscience and computer science. An increasing amount of attention, funding, and development has been pushed toward technologies that mimic the brain in both hardware and software to create more efficient, high performance systems capable of advanced, fast learning. ... Accordingly, the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) in the U.S. is getting behind an effort spearheaded by Tai Sing Lee, a computer science professor at Carnegie Mellon University's Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition, and researchers at Johns Hopkins University, among others, to make new connections between the brain's neural function and how those same processes might map to neural networks and other computational frameworks.


PR Newswire

SRI International has been awarded a four-year $12.5 million contract by IARPA's (The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity, National Intelligence Directorate) Odin Program to research and develop "dynamic biometrics" able to better detect attempts to evade or deceive biometric security systems, such as fingerprint, iris and face scanners. The ability to detect these "presentation attacks" addresses a critical weakness in current generation biometric security systems and can significantly expand biometric use cases.


The Cipher Brief

Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity Director Jason Matheny worries a lot about national security risks that probably aren’t headlining many lists of pressing threats to the United States — pandemics, autonomous systems, and strategic nuclear war, to name a few. “We also have a need to protect what’s really right now a sort of wild west of biotechnology,” he told The Cipher Brief’s Annual Threat Conference in Sea Island, Georgia last week.