IARPA In the News 2018
Intelligence agency wants software to thwart AI trojan attacks
The most serious attack on an artificial intelligence system may not come from malware but rather from a single sticky note. ... Officials from the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) are looking for a software package that could help thwart such a scenario, known as Trojan or backdoor attack, and are reaching out to industry for help.
Proteomics Forensics in the Making
DNA, the fundamental building block of all life, is also the foundation of modern forensic science....one of the most futuristic new projects in DNA investigation is about how the fundamental blueprint of DNA is expressed—through proteins.
The Outlook for Superconducting Computers
Superconducting computers could extend Moore's Law beyond the limits of complementary metal oxide semiconductors (CMOS) by cutting power requirements 100-fold—down to kilowatts for exascale supercomputers, compared to the megawatts required today.... Marc Manheimer, Cryogenic Computing Complexity (C3) program manager for the U.S. Intelligence Advanced Research Project Agency (IARPA), observed that China is "not as advanced in the design or fabrication of superconducting computers" as the U.S." ...
IARPA Announces “Proteos” Program to Utilize Proteins for Forensic Purposes
WASHINGTON – The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity, within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, announces today the launch of the “Proteos” program to research how proteins could be used for human identification and to correlate an individual with objects and locations.
The Feds Need Geeks to Help Them 'Forecast the Future'
US national intelligence officials are looking for a few good geeks to participate in its Mercury Challenge, which is in search of machine learning tools that will ingest and analyze publicly available data and "forecast the future." Whereas DARPA at the Defense Department supports the warfighter, the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence tackles challenges within the intelligence community, including critical events involving military action, non-violent civil unrest, and infectious diseases.