IARPA in the News 2020
Intelligence Community Wants Better Tech for COVID-19 and the Next Pandemic
U.S. pandemic researchers and responders were caught flat-footed by COVID-19, but the intelligence community’s lead research division wants to catch up and be ready for the next viral outbreak. The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity, or IARPA, issued a broad agency announcement offering seedling funding for early-stage technology and methods that could revolutionize pandemic response.
The Air Force has a bomb detector that can sniff out life-threatening coronavirus cases
One of the problems with the novel coronavirus is that some people will experience a more severe case of the disease, especially the elderly and people suffering from other medical conditions.... Air Force researchers have designed a small gas chromatograph (micro-GC) that can detect explosives and chemical weapons remotely. The system was built under the molecular analyzer for efficient gas-phase low-power interrogation (MAEGLIN) program from the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity.
The Intelligence Community Wants New COVID-19 Tracking Tools
The U.S. intelligence community’s research lab has put out a call for new data tools to track and predict the spread of COVID-19 and its effects....the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Agency, or IARPA, seeks new tools for rapidly diagnosing COVID in people with and without symptoms, via contactless methods such as breath analysis.
A Smear of DNA Can Hold 10,000 Gigabytes of Data
Around the world, warehouses the size of several football fields store millions of hard drives’ worth of data. ... For the past few years, researchers have been tinkering with encoding songs, images, and other files in DNA. But it’s still expensive and time-consuming. Now a new program launched by the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), a research agency within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, aims to change that.
IARPA Announces Launch of the Molecular Information Storage Program
The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity, within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, announced today the launch of the Molecular Information Storage program. MIST is a multi-year research effort to develop next-generation data storage technologies that can scale into the exabyte (1 million terabyte) regime, and beyond...