IARPA in the News 2017


October 30th, 2010 marks the day that my sister Amy and I founded Meta on a mission to unlock scientific knowledge and accelerate the pace of discovery....We extend our thanks to SRI International, IARPA, and our many partners and collaborators throughout the industry, in addition to support from the Ontario and Canadian government, under SOSCIP, NSERC, MITACS, and IRAP.

National Defense

The government is embarking on a new effort to develop technology that can predict and detect cyber attacks. The program — called the cyber attack automated unconventional sensor environment, or CAUSE — is being spearheaded by the U.S. Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity organization.

Executive Biz

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity has asked industry to propose methods to find speech and text content in low-resource languages relevant to domain-contextualized English queries.

Syracuse University STEM News

Can an application help intelligence analysts engage in better reasoning and produce reports that help decision makers make better decisions?...The 50-month project is supported by a $11.5 million contract from the CREATE (Crowdsourcing Evidence, Reasoning, Argumentation, Thinking and Evaluation) Program of the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), an arm of the Office for the Director of National Intelligence, which heads the nation’s intelligence services.

Network World

A little cyber-trickery is a good thing when it comes to battling network adversaries....Last year the advanced technology developers from the Intelligence Advance Research Projects Activity (IARPA) office put out a Request For Information about how to best develop better denial and deception technologies – such as honeypots or deception servers for example -- that would bolster cyber security.

Council on Foreign Relations

This week I sat down with Dr. Jason Matheny, director of the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA). IARPA invests in high-risk, high-payoff research programs to address national intelligence problems, from language recognition software to forecasting tournaments to evaluate strategies to “predict” the future.


The intelligence community's research arm is finding that public challenges and contests with vendors can increase the effectiveness of its technology programs....The director of the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity told the deputy director for policy for the White House's Office of Science and Technology Policy that the research operation's use of prize challenges has been successful when they're used along with more traditional research grants and contracts.


Last week, President Obama signed the American Innovation and Competitiveness Act (S. 3084) which updates and strengthens the incentive prize authority granted to all agencies in the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2010....I caught up with IARPA Director Dr. Jason Matheny to discuss how they have used incentive prizes to drive innovation, and what IARPA’s vision is for the future of incentive prizes.