IARPA in the News

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.


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.


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).

Science Daily

To date, many research groups have created small but functional quantum computers....The researchers are now looking to run algorithms on a module with more qubits, including the demonstration of quantum error correction routines as part of a project funded by the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity.


Remembering passwords can be a headache; instead, why not log into your computer with a scan of your eye?..To counter that, IARPA (the U.S. Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity) will start funding the development of foolproof biometric authentication systems that can detect anyone trying to "disguise their biometric identity."