Defense One

The U.S. intelligence community’s research lab has put out a call for new data tools to track and predict the spread of COVID-19 and its effects....the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Agency, or IARPA, seeks new tools for rapidly diagnosing COVID in people with and without symptoms, via contactless methods such as breath analysis.




Around the world, warehouses the size of several football fields store millions of hard drives’ worth of data. ... For the past few years, researchers have been tinkering with encoding songs, images, and other files in DNA. But it’s still expensive and time-consuming. Now a new program launched by the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), a research agency within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, aims to change that.


 Press Release

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity, within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, announced today the launch of the Molecular Information Storage program. MIST is a multi-year research effort to develop next-generation data storage technologies that can scale into the exabyte (1 million terabyte) regime, and beyond...