IARPA in the News


The participants are average citizens: school teachers, waiters, pharmacists, perhaps even your neighbor. By day they work and pay their bills, but when they return home, things change. These elite individuals go to work forecasting the outcomes of global events (sometimes years into the future), all at the direction of a little-known government intelligence agency called IARPA.

National Defense

The Intelligence Advanced Research Project Activity is looking to develop several surveillance technologies that can help federal agencies prevent terrorist and, in some cases, cyber attacks, its director said Sept. 1.


The intelligence community is known, of course, for focusing on data security, and as a group of agencies, it has been spotlighted recently as being more open to sharing data....The project, called Virtuous User Environment (VirtUE), is expected to be announced in September. Speaking at FCW’s Cloud Summit on Aug. 10, IARPA Program Manager Kerry Long said that the project will seek to overcome what he sees as some of the security vulnerabilities of virtualization; specifically, protocols that are designed to segregate information on virtual machines.


For Nick Goldman, the idea of encoding data in DNA started out as a joke....Yet even that approach is becoming unsustainable, says David Markowitz, a computational neuroscientist at the US Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) in Washington DC.

Federal News Radio

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity is looking for high-payoff research in a variety of data-related fields, all aimed at producing what IARPA calls overwhelming intelligence superiority. Dr. Jason Matheny, the IARPA director, joins Federal Drive with Tom Temin with more.

Federal News Radio

Five technology experts collaborated to discuss cybersecurity in the federal government with a focus on insider threat. Members of the panel included Kerry Long, program manager at Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence; Deborah Pierre-Louis, chief information security officer and director of the Policy, Liaison and Training Oversight Office, Directorate of the Deputy CIO for Information Assurance at the Department of State; Melinda Rogers, chief information security officer at the Department of Justice; and Tim Estes, founder and CEO of Digital Reasoning.


The intelligence community wants a quicker system for creating 3-D maps of places, including the surrounding buildings, roads, bridges and walls....The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity is gathering proposals for technology that can automatically—and rapidly—build these maps, based on data from drones, satellite imagery and sensors.