IARPA in the News

Washington Business Journal

LGS Innovations wants to make detecting hazardous materials safer and easier, and is right now working to develop a laser gun that can do the job. This is under...contract with the U.S. Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) in support of a program the company announced in mid-April called SILMARILS — Standoff Illuminator for Measuring Absorbance and Reflective Infrared Light Signatures.

Signal

A group of University of Maryland researchers has developed an algorithm that can not only detect a face, but also simultaneously determine the gender and pose, and extract fiducial, or reference, points. The Office of the Director of National Intelligence, Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity has provided funding and support for the invention, which has been dubbed HyperFace.

MeriTalk

Speaking at an event hosted by DefenseOne, James Harris, chief technology officer of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), and Jason Matheny, director of the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), said speed and automation will be key to the future of intelligence collection and analysis.

Nextgov

The U.S. Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity wants to develop a hand-held, laser-based remote sensor that could detect and identify chemical weapons, explosives, narcotics and potentially even biological agents – all from up to 100 feet away.

WashingtonExec

The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, announced that LGS Innovations will be one of four performers chosen to develop the system for the U.S. Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA). The contract is in support of IARPA’s Standoff Illuminator for Measuring Absorbance and Reflective Infrared Light Signatures (SILMARILS) project.

Business Wire

The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, announced that LGS Innovations will be one of four performers chosen to develop the system for the U.S. Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA). The contract is in support of IARPA’s Standoff Illuminator for Measuring Absorbance and Reflective Infrared Light Signatures (SILMARILS) project.

Spectrum

Researchers have traced the paths of thousands of neurons in a tiny piece of mouse brain, creating the largest map of neuronal wiring to date....The work is a small part of a mammoth, federally funded project called MICrONS, for Machine Intelligence from Cortical Networks.