IARPA in the News 2021


U.S. Intelligence Careers

If research at the nation’s intelligence agencies is already giving the United States an edge over its adversaries by developing specialized tools or products, the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) takes problem-solving to the next level. It can take years of experimentation — and failure — to advance IARPA’s understanding of a particular problem.

National Defense

U.S. Special Operations Command and the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity are pursuing new technologies to identify and track threats. Commandos rely on these types of capabilities when attacking terrorist groups and performing other critical missions.


The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, issued the Microelectronics in Support of Artificial Intelligence (MicroE4AI) Seedling Broad Agency Announcement (BAA).


Los Alamos Reporter

In support of a major collaborative project to store massive amounts of data in DNA molecules, a Los Alamos National Laboratory–led team has developed a key enabling technology that translates digital binary files into the four-letter genetic alphabet needed for molecular storage....The work is key part of the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) Molecular Information Storage (MIST) program to bring cheaper, bigger, longer-lasting storage to big-data operations in government and the private sector.


Imagine you come across a message that could contain life-saving information. But there's a problem: you don't understand a word. You're not even sure which of the world's thousands of languages it is written in....To break that barrier, IARPA is funding research to develop a system that can find, translate and summarise information from any low-resource language, whether it is in text or speech.