IARPA in the News


In warfare — both physical and cyber-based — the act of deception can be at times more useful than an outright attack. Or at least that’s what the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity is thinking, based on a call that its contracting officers put out this week.


A new initiative from the U.S. Office of the Director of National Intelligence aims to create an intelligent surveillance system that can analyze live video and spot suspicious behavior in real time. According to Defense One, the research project is called Deep Intermodal Video Analytics (a.k.a. DIVA) and it will be a joint effort between academics, the private sector and ODNI's Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Agency.


A video software platform straight out of "Minority Report" that layers over live cameras, combining facial recognition technologies with an analytics component to decipher activity and behavior, is in the works....The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity announced a Proposer’s Day last week for a new program called Deep Intermodal Video Analytics, which aims to "produce a common framework and software prototype for activity detection, person/object detection and recognition across a multi-camera network,” the announcement reads.

Washington Examiner

The intelligence community is seeking to develop a cybersystem capable of deceiving adversaries, preferably without assistance from a human operator, according to a request for information from the community's top research agency....The system would aim to "mislead and gain an advantage over a cyberadversary through a variety of tactics such as manipulation, distortion, [and] falsification of evidence," notes the request, which was put out by the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity.

Network World

Getting a handle on cloud-based virtual operations is no easy task. Next month researchers from the Intelligence Advance Research Projects Activity (IARPA) will introduce a new program that looks to address that management concern by developing better technology to manage and secure Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) environments..

The Stack

A new surveillance technology will allow for the immediate, automatic detection of suspicious behaviour in live video feeds....The research project, led by the IARPA unit at the U.S. Office of National Intelligence, proposes a recognition system dubbed Deep Intermodal Video Analytics (DIVA), which is able to scour through multiple live video streams and pick out potential criminal and terror activities.

Federal Times

Intelligence work is often as much about gathering information as it is about disseminating misinformation. To that end, the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) is looking for innovative solutions around deceptive cyber defenses.