IARPA in the News

Forensic Magazine

DNA, the fundamental building block of all life, is also the foundation of modern forensic science....one of the most futuristic new projects in DNA investigation is about how the fundamental blueprint of DNA is expressed—through proteins.


ACM News

Superconducting computers could extend Moore's Law beyond the limits of complementary metal oxide semiconductors (CMOS) by cutting power requirements 100-fold—down to kilowatts for exascale supercomputers, compared to the megawatts required today.... Marc Manheimer, Cryogenic Computing Complexity (C3) program manager for the U.S. Intelligence Advanced Research Project Agency (IARPA), observed that China is "not as advanced in the design or fabrication of superconducting computers" as the U.S." ...


Press Release

WASHINGTON – The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity, within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, announces today the launch of the “Proteos” program to research how proteins could be used for human identification and to correlate an individual with objects and locations.



PC Magazine

US national intelligence officials are looking for a few good geeks to participate in its Mercury Challenge, which is in search of machine learning tools that will ingest and analyze publicly available data and "forecast the future." Whereas DARPA at the Defense Department supports the warfighter, the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence tackles challenges within the intelligence community, including critical events involving military action, non-violent civil unrest, and infectious diseases.

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.



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).