IARPA in the News

New York Times

After Orlando and San Bernardino and Paris, there is new urgency to understand the signs that can precede acts of terrorism. And with the Islamic State’s prolific use of social media, terrorism experts and government agencies continually search for clues in posts and Twitter messages that appear to promote the militants’ cause.

Executive Biz

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity plans to conduct a Proposers Day on June 28 in Washington to discuss a program that seeks to explore new methods and tools for analyzing biological threats based on DNA function.


The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), a division of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, will host a Proposers’ Day Conference for the Deep Intermodal Video Analytics (DIVA) program on July 12, 2016, in anticipation of the release of a new broad agency announcement (BAA) solicitation.


The same technology that helps scientists sequence genes could also help them create “novel organisms" that could be used to attack humans and the environment, according to one intelligence agency. The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity, the intelligence community’s R&D arm, wants businesses to showcase technology that could prevent new biotechnology, such as DNA-synthesis, from being exploited.

Bloomberg Government

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) wants to develop Deep Intermodal Video Analytics (DIVA), a video surveillance technology that can recognize people and objects in real time.

Military and Aerospace Electronics

U.S. intelligence experts are asking industry for ideas on developing networks of unmanned underwater vehicles (UUV) for covert surveillance of international ship traffic in important harbors, waterways, and choke points. Officials of the U.S. Intelligence Advanced Projects Agency (IARPA) in Washington issued a sources-sought notice Tuesday (IARPA-BAA-16-09) for the UnderWatch project.

Network World

Sometimes a great offense is much better than a stout defense, especially when it comes to protecting enterprise assets. This week the advanced technology developers from the Intelligence Advance Research Projects Activity (IARPA) office put out a Request For Information about how to best develop better denial and deception technologies – such as honeypots or deception servers for example -- that would bolster cyber security.