IARPA in the News


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.

Trajectory Magazine

When word of an Ebola epidemic drifted out of West Africa in 2014, much of the world averted its eyes. But the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) and Dr. Jason Matheny, who came to IARPA as a program manager in 2011 after a long career in epidemiology, looked closer.


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.