IARPA in the News

Network World

Researchers at the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) are looking to the public to build a next-generation, automated fingerprint recognition system.

GCN

In the next few weeks, the intelligence community's research arm will launch two programs aimed at detecting fake fingerprints and developing devices to collect fingerprint data without a human operator.

IARPA's Odin program, set to begin with four prime developers in early March, aims to build detection technologies that can sense "presentation attacks" on biometric devices, such as fingerprint sensors.

Nature

Ask a group of people to guess a stranger’s weight, the thinking goes, and the average answer should be close to correct. This idea, termed the wisdom of crowds, is that in a large group errors of judgement should cancel each other out.

FCW

The intelligence community's research arm has two programs set to begin in the coming weeks aimed at detecting fake fingerprints and developing devices to collect fingerprint data without a human operator. The two aren't linked efforts, according to Chris Boehnen, senior program manager at the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity, but they could be used in a wide range of applications once they're made into real devices.

Ars Technica

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Agency (IARPA), the US Intelligence Community’s own science and technology research arm, has announced it is seeking contenders for a program to develop what amounts to the ultimate Google Translator.

Meta

October 30th, 2010 marks the day that my sister Amy and I founded Meta on a mission to unlock scientific knowledge and accelerate the pace of discovery....We extend our thanks to SRI International, IARPA, and our many partners and collaborators throughout the industry, in addition to support from the Ontario and Canadian government, under SOSCIP, NSERC, MITACS, and IRAP.

National Defense

The government is embarking on a new effort to develop technology that can predict and detect cyber attacks. The program — called the cyber attack automated unconventional sensor environment, or CAUSE — is being spearheaded by the U.S. Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity organization.