IARPA in the News

Nature

Hermann Staudinger was a pacifist, but this was one fight he was determined to win....But momentum is growing for polymer data storage. In April, the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), a US agency that funds high-risk research for the intelligence community, drew representatives from the biotechnology, semiconductor and software industries to a workshop on the subject.

Network World

Prize competitions backed by the government continue to grow with great success, according to a report by the White House Office of Science and Technology....IARPA’s Automatic Speech Recognition in Reverberant Environments (ASpIRE) Challenge: ASpIRE challenged teams to apply and refine state-of-the-art speech-to-text (STT) techniques to transcribe recordings of native speakers of American English.

Government Computer News

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity isn’t content with the intelligence community’s current cloud-based user computing environments and is looking for a more secure virtual solution.

FCW

The intelligence community’s research organization is seeking ideas on how to make virtual computing environments more secure....The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity is planning a broad agency announcement for September for a project that could enhance data protection in the intelligence community's private cloud and have larger ramifications for unclassified government data stored on public clouds.

Executive Biz

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity will hold a proposers’ day conference on Sept. 27 in Washington to brief interested organizations on a multilingual data collection system development program.

Nextgov

Spy agencies want investigators to be able to search large databases of foreign-language documents by typing a query in English....Next month, the Intelligence Advance Research Projects Activity is gathering companies whose technology can process English phrases, churn through text stored in other languages, and return the results in English. In other words, "English in, English out."

Trajectory Magazine

After conducting speech research in laboratories at Purdue University, the University of Maryland, and Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Mary Harper’s quest to build advanced speech recognition systems led her to the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA).