IARPA in the News 2019
IARPA Announces the Winners of the OpenCLIR challenge
The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity, within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, announced the winners of the Open Cross Lingual Information Retrieval – OpenCLIR – prize challenge. Launched in June 2018, this challenge involved innovative approaches to retrieve information from audio and text documents, using English queries against documents that were not in English.
UC Santa Cruz collaborates $14M project to advance cryptographic computing technologies
Cryptographic techniques for computing have evolved rapidly over the past decade. Many advanced techniques are gaining traction in real-world applications, due in large part to the rise of decentralized cryptocurrencies and blockchains. ... The $14.7 million project is funded by the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) throught its Homomorphic Encryption Computing Techniques with Overhead Reduction program.
TRACE App Chosen as TechConnect Defense Innovation Awardee
An application developed by a team based at the Syracuse University School of Information Studies and its Center for Computational and Data Science has been selected as a 2019 TechConnect Defense Innovation Awardee. The research that led to the TRACE app was supported by a multi-million dollar funding award from the Crowdsourcing, Evidence, Reasoning, Argumentation, Thinking and Evaluation program of the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity, an arm of the Office for the Director of National Intelligence, which heads the nation's intelligence efforts.
The Intelligence Community is Exploring Long-Range Biometric Identification
The intelligence community is working to build biometric identification systems that can single out individuals from hundreds of yards away or more, a feat that’s virtually impossible using the technology that exists today. Ultimately, the tech would let spy agencies rapidly identify people using cameras deployed on far off rooftops and unmanned aircraft, according to the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity, the research arm for the CIA and other intelligence agencies.
IARPA Announces Launch of HECTOR
The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, announces today a multi-year research effort called the Homomorphic Encryption Computing Techniques with Overhead Reduction (HECTOR) program. Today’s computing systems and data services are constrained by a small cryptographic toolset that does not allow data to be processed while in a secure state.