IARPA in the News


Law enforcement’s failure to prevent the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history reveals the daunting task facing the FBI in combating the Islamic State (ISIS)....The study was partially funded by the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Agency, which is part of the Office of the National Director of Intelligence.


The key to fighting the Islamic State group, or ISIS, in the real world may lie in watching social media. A group of researchers has studied the online behavior of pro-ISIS groups on Europe's largest online social networking service, Russia-based VKontakte, and found some striking patterns they say can track and fight ISIS, or potentially any extreme group in the real world.

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.