IARPA in the News

C4ISRNET

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency recently inked a deal to acquire a new crop of commercial satellite imagery from San Francisco-based provider Planet....The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) is releasing satellite data sets as part of two prize-driven challenges to achieve breakthroughs in the analysis of overhead imagery.

SPYCAST

SPY Historian Vince Houghton sat down with Dr. Stacey Dixon, the Deputy Director of the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity.

 

Undark

Some of the fingerprint scanners that protect cellphones, banks and even border crossings can be tricked by new technology that prints wearable hands with detailed fingerprints....“We’ve got a long way to go to improve security but we’ve got reasonable safeguards in place for today,” said Christopher Boehnen, senior program manager at the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity, a federal agency that tackles problems in the intelligence community.

Federal News Radio

Machines are taking your job....Jason Matheny, Ph.D, director of the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), told Federal News Radio in an interview, that not only are there a lot of smart people in and outside government looking artificial intelligence and its impact on the human workforce, but machines might make it even more obvious that a person is needed for a role — particularly one within national intelligence, medicine or law enforcement.

Executive Biz

Charles River Analytics has secured a potential $3.75 million contract to help the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity develop probabilistic relational models as part of IARPA’s insider threat detection program.

Federal News Radio

A knife is brandished on a crowded subway platform. A backpack sits abandoned in a busy airport terminal. Images of sickness and death appear on social media....The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) hopes to get to a point where a camera not only recognizes the difference between a standard and suspicious action, but can alert law enforcement before something bad happens, and a trend on Twitter can signal a disease outbreak to doctors.

Triangulation

Jason Matheny is the Director of the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA). IARPA is the US intelligence community's "moon shot" department, similar to DARPA, but focused in intelligence. Jason discusses IARPA's research in data analysis, quantum computing, meme proliferation, and more.