IARPA in the News


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.


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.


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.

Executive Biz

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity has asked industry to propose methods to find speech and text content in low-resource languages relevant to domain-contextualized English queries.

Syracuse University STEM News

Can an application help intelligence analysts engage in better reasoning and produce reports that help decision makers make better decisions?...The 50-month project is supported by a $11.5 million contract from the CREATE (Crowdsourcing Evidence, Reasoning, Argumentation, Thinking and Evaluation) Program of the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), an arm of the Office for the Director of National Intelligence, which heads the nation’s intelligence services.