IARPA in the News

The Cipher Brief

The world has seen an enormous surge in the amount of data available, particularly human-generated digital exhaust from our Internet and communications habits. But only a small portion of this data is actually useful for security professionals....The Cipher Brief spoke with Kristen Jordan, a Program Manager at the Intelligence Advanced Researched Projects Activity (IARPA), about their Mercury program, which uses data analytics to forecast potential security events.

Signal

Researchers for the U.S. intelligence community intend to build software applications that will make it easier to design and develop superconducting networks to power future supercomputers capable of much faster processing with lower energy requirements....To advance the science of superconducting, researchers at the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) have begun to build electronic design automation and technology computer-aided design (TCAD) tools that will make it simpler to blueprint circuits based on superconducting materials.

Washington Post

Few political observers saw Trump winning the presidential election. Afterward, some election forecasters ate crow. One actually ate a bug. But despite the inevitable lamentations — and recriminations — about election forecasts, there has been little rigorous evaluation of their performance. So we did one....Good Judgment’s forecast was less volatile and extreme.

FCW

Federal CIOs, like their private-sector counterparts, lead the integration of IT and organizational strategy....The research community also has a key role to play in identifying innovative solutions. Government organizations such as the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity and the Homeland Security Advanced Research Projects Agency can work alongside investment strategies coming out of the venture capital community and public/private research partnerships such as In-Q-Tel, following the research lead set by industry.

Executive Gov

Kerry Long, program manager at the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity, has said humans have the capability to change the future of the cyber domain, C4ISRNet reported Friday.

C4ISRNET

Unlike four of the five domains of warfare — air, land, sea, space and cyber — cyber is manmade. This affords unique latitude to shape the future of this still emerging domain....We created it in the first place — by ‘we’ I mean [the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency],” Kerry Long, program manager at Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity, said at the CyberCon conference hosted by Federal Times in Washington on Nov. 16.

Executive Biz

Charles River Analytics has secured a potential $10.5 million contract from the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity to help IARPA develop an automated system to forecast impending cyber attacks.