IARPA in the News

Executive Biz

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity has issued a request for information on methods and tools to detect genetically altered biological organisms...


The intelligence community's research arm is collecting information on ways to detect genome editing, so it can eventually guard against its exploitation by bad actors....IARPA is not only looking for ways to tell whether an organism's genome has been edited, but also ways to evaluate how effective those detection techniques are.


Researchers at George Mason University are developing a tool combining intelligent computer software and high-level crowdsourcing that will allow intelligence analysts to give sound advice to decision makers in high-pressure situations....The federal government's Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) awarded researchers at George Mason's Volgenau School of Engineering a highly competitive $7.4 million contract to research, develop and evaluate an intelligent analytical tool called Co-Arg, short for cogent argumentation system with crowd elicitation.

National Defense

BETHESDA, Md. — The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity, the spy agencies’ technology incubator, celebrated its 10th year by transitioning a large number of programs to its clients, its director said Feb. 15.


The intelligence and law enforcement communities have to synthesize large amounts of information from a variety of sources at rapid speed, all in an attempt to the keep the United States safe....In an interview with MeriTalk, Jason Matheny, director of the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), discussed the role technology plays in assisting the intelligence and law enforcement communities, as well as ongoing IARPA research.


To improve intelligence analysts and decision makers’ understanding of the evidence and assumptions that support -- or conflict with -- their conclusions, the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity announced funding to develop and test large-scale, structured collaboration methods to improve reasoning.

Trajectory Magazine

The U.S. Geological Survey opened its Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Data Center in 1973, northeast of Sioux Falls, S.D., surrounded by farmland....“Sometimes people think of national security as having a well-trained army,” said Torreon Creekmore, program manager for the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity’s HFGeo program, which develops high-frequency communication technologies.