IARPA in the News

Press Release

WASHINGTON – The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity, within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, announces today an exciting new research effort to develop Deep Intermodal Video Activity— “DIVA”—to help narrow the gap between human visual perception, and a computer’s ability to automatically recognize activities.

 

Press Release

WASHINGTON – The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity, within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, announces today a multi-year research effort to develop new biosecurity tools under the Functional Genomic and Computational Assessment of Threats—“Fun GCAT”—program that will prevent the accidental or intentional creation of biological threats such as bacteria, viruses, and toxins.

 

C4ISRNet

The intelligence community’s research arm announced it awarded four organizations research contracts under a language processing software program.

 

Press Release

WASHINGTON – The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity, within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, announces today a multi-year research effort to develop language processing software, known as Machine Translation for English Retrieval of Information in Any Language...

 

IARPA Throws Down an AI Challenge for Spy Satellite Images

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) is upping the ante in automated analysis of satellite images, offering $100,000 in prizes in a competition designed to spawn breakthroughs in imagery analysis.

 

Foreign Policy

In the James Bond films, “Q” was the agent in charge of the British intelligence service’s secretive research division where scientists invented spy gadgets, such as cyanide cigarettes and ski pole guns. Jason Matheny is something of a real-life, modern-day Q — a scientist to the spies. But instead of developing poison fountain pens, his purview covers complex research topics including quantum computing, biological weapons, nuclear proliferation, and neuroscience. Matheny is the head of the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), a U.S. government agency formed in 2006 that funds the development of predictive technology in order to ward off impending global crises and conflicts, as well as highlight potential opportunities where the United States could gain an intelligence edge on its competitors.

American Security Today

A Raytheon BBN Technologies-led team is developing prototype cryogenic memory arrays and a scalable control architecture under an award from the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) Cryogenic Computing Complexity (C3) program.