IARPA in the News

Federal Times

The network of satellites circling the globe has given us the ability to capture images from any place on Earth. But two-dimensional photos don’t always tell the full story.

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) wants to be able to create reliable 3-D maps using satellite imagery and is issuing a challenge to the nation’s coders to develop a software package to do just that.

FCW

WHAT: An announcement that the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity will hold a Proposers' Day on Aug. 2 to provide information on a program that will use sensors to evaluate employee performance.

SC Magazine

The U.S. Office of the Director of National Intelligence's (ODNI) advanced research funding unit is developing a project to assist U.S. intelligence firms in monitoring its spies through wearable devices....The voluntary project, funded through the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), is creating a suite of customized wearable devices that agencies will use to analyze intelligence workers as they complete routine daily tasks.

WASHINGTON – The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity, within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, announced that today marks the launch of the Multi-View Stereo 3D Mapping Challenge. The challenge aims to foster a community of participants that will produce a solution to accurately produce 3D mapping from satellite photos.

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NextGov

Secret agents typically use tracking devices to monitor foreign adversaries, but now, U.S. spies will assess their own capabilities by outfitting (willing) intelligence personnel with body sensors....The program will measure volunteers' biometric signals during their daily activities, according the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Agency...

Geo Community

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity, within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, announced that today marks the launch of the Multi-View Stereo 3D Mapping Challenge. The challenge aims to foster a community of participants that will produce a solution to accurately produce 3D mapping from satellite photos.

Princeton University

Researchers from Princeton University are joining with colleagues from U.S. government laboratories in an effort to dramatically improve the test for the Ebola virus. The goal is to offer a quick, accurate and inexpensive method to help contain future epidemics....Previous funding for the Chou Lab, the M-plate platform and the M-plate EBOV assay has come partly from the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA), Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Old School Fund, Helen Shipley Hunt Fund, and the Eric and Wendy Schmidt Transformative Technology Fund.