IARPA in the News

CBS News

China's outsize investment in technology industries and priority research areas like synthetic biology and artificial intelligence may mean top talent that might have remained in the United States is instead lured overseas, according to the newly named director of the Intelligence Advanced Research Project Activity (IARPA), Stacey Dixon.

Press Release

WASHINGTON – Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats announced today the selection of Dr. Stacey Dixon to be the next director of the Intelligence Advance Research Projects Activity.

 

labonline

In a memorable scene in the 2012 thriller Zero Dark Thirty, the CIA Director asks his inner circle for views about the chance that Osama Bin Laden was in a particular compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan. ...Improving intelligence analysis is about lifting hit rates – the proportion of judgements which are essentially correct. Lifting hit rates is a major focus for the US organisation tasked with bringing the best research to the country’s intelligence community – IARPA (Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity).

Press Release

WASHINGTON – The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity, within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, announces today the launch of the Mercury Challenge. The challenge seeks innovative solutions and methods for the automated production of forecasts for a series of event classes across eight countries in the Middle East and North Africa.

 

Press Release

WASHINGTON – The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity, within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, announces today a Participant’s Day for the Credibility Assessment System Evaluation—“CASE” —prize challenge.

 

GCN

Kerry Long, program manager at Office of the Director of National Intelligence’s Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity, doesn’t pull any punches in describing the vulnerability of most government computers.

 

Bloomberg

Genetic engineering could help produce more resilient crops and more effective vaccines. Some fear that it could also be used to make a biological weapon.... In June 2017, the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (Iarpa), a technology-research agency within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, launched a program that it hopes will help keep cutting-edge biological technology away from bad actors.