IARPA in the News 2017

Exectuive Gov

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity has launched a new program to develop and test technology platforms that seek to use crowdsourcing to help analysts and decision makers understand and determine whether assumptions and evidence support their conclusions.

GCN

Containerization can be a great way to control information sharing, but securing containers has a way to go toward maturity, said Kerry Long, a program manager at the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity.

Nextgov

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity’s Nail to Nail Fingerprint Challenge seeks a biometric capture device that does not require a human operator to roll a subject’s finger over a capture surface but still provides as good or better data.

Executive Gov

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity has unveiled a competition that seeks to develop new biometric systems designed to recognize and capture complete fingerprints without the need for human operators.

Network World

Researchers at the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) are looking to the public to build a next-generation, automated fingerprint recognition system.

GCN

In the next few weeks, the intelligence community's research arm will launch two programs aimed at detecting fake fingerprints and developing devices to collect fingerprint data without a human operator.

IARPA's Odin program, set to begin with four prime developers in early March, aims to build detection technologies that can sense "presentation attacks" on biometric devices, such as fingerprint sensors.

Nature

Ask a group of people to guess a stranger’s weight, the thinking goes, and the average answer should be close to correct. This idea, termed the wisdom of crowds, is that in a large group errors of judgement should cancel each other out.

FCW

The intelligence community's research arm has two programs set to begin in the coming weeks aimed at detecting fake fingerprints and developing devices to collect fingerprint data without a human operator. The two aren't linked efforts, according to Chris Boehnen, senior program manager at the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity, but they could be used in a wide range of applications once they're made into real devices.

Ars Technica

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Agency (IARPA), the US Intelligence Community’s own science and technology research arm, has announced it is seeking contenders for a program to develop what amounts to the ultimate Google Translator.