IARPA in the News

telegram.com

MARLBORO — In an effort to protect against chemical warfare attacks, the government has contracted engineering company Block MEMS, LLC, to develop a new standoff infrared detection system based on quantum cascade lasers....Under the U.S. Office of the Director of National Intelligence, the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity, as part of its Standoff Illuminator for Measuring Absorbance and Reflectance Infrared Light Signatures program, has granted $9.8 million to Block for the contract, and its system's development is under way.

MeriTalk

Six hundred people have registered for the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA)’s Multi-View Stereo 3D Mapping Challenge, which was announced on July 1.

Executive Biz

Next Century has received a three-year contract from the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity to develop a signals intelligence-based tool that will work to forecast societal events as part of IARPA’s Mercury Program.

EE Times

On its 10-year Anniversary, the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) is sponsoring a $100,000 grand challenge to the programming community. Intelligence Agency Sets 3D Challenge

Airforce Technology

The US Air Force (USAF) has selected infrared detection systems firm Block MEMS for the detection of trace chemicals such as explosive residues, chemical warfare agents and toxic industrial materials.... The award forms part of IARPA's Standoff Illuminator for Measuring Absorbance and Reflectance Infrared Light Signatures (SILMARILS) programme and is managed by the USAF Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

Idea Connection

Over the years, satellites have snapped super sharp images of our planet from all angles. And while they have provided us with a lot of insights into the Earth, these two-dimensional photos have their limitations. To improve on the current technology the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) in the United States has launched an open innovation challenge.

Nextgov

The Air Force wants white papers that describe new ways quantum computing could help achieve its mission,...Last year, for instance, the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity, which focuses on research and development, said it planned to award a multiyear grant to IBM to build out a component of a quantum computer.