IARPA in the News

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.

Government Executive

Getting predictions wrong can be costly. It’s not just weather or loan defaults that get predicted....In the wake of the Iraq intelligence failure, the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity set out in 2011 to determine if it was possible to improve predictions of uncertain events.

FedScoop

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence is looking for industry's help protecting biometric data-gathering systems at the nation's borders and ports of entry....In a broad agency announcement, ODNI's Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity is soliciting information from industry on a plan to secure the Department of Homeland Security's biometric systems against falsification.

Find Biometrics

Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), a research arm of America’s Office of the Director of National Intelligence, is starting up a counter-spoofing program, reports Nextgov. Called Thor, the program’s aim is to find ways to prevent individuals from disguising their biometric data.

Nextgov

One day, a Foreign Service officer in Somalia might be able to use his smartphone camera to help swiftly reconstruct war devastation for eyes wrapped in Oculus 3-D headgear back in Washington.

Nextgov

An intelligence community agency wants to make sure people can't evade biometric security systems....R&D team the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity is looking for technology that can detect when someone is trying to "disguise their biometric identity," especially fingerprints, facial and iris scans.