IARPA in the News

InformationWeek Government

The US Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) program has notified IBM that it will award the company's scientists a major multi-year research grant to advance the building blocks for a universal quantum computer.

Defense One

A computer program, funded in large part by the U.S. military, has displayed the ability to learn and generate new ideas as quickly and accurately as can a human....Tenenbaum and his partners weren’t working on direct military applications, yet they received funding from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, the Office of Naval Research, the Army Research Office, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, and the Intelligence Advanced Research Agency, or IARPA.

GCN

Significant events tend to trigger significant reactions. In the immediate aftermath of 9/11, fingers pointed to the lack...Brandeis is not the only initiative of its kind. The recently concluded Security and Privacy Research program, a joint effort by the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity and DARPA’s Programming Computation on Encrypted Data program also address privacy-preserving computation and analytics.

IEEE Spectrum

A real-life U.S. version of “Q Branch” from the James Bond films has greater ambitions than creating personal spy gadgets such as exploding watches or weaponized Aston Martins....As a next step, the U.S. Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) has given IBM a five-year research grant to assemble physical qubits into a single logical qubit that lasts long enough to perform complex computer operations.

Daily Wealth

The events in Paris last month have had me thinking a lot about an excellent new book I recently read: Superforecasting: The Art and Science of Prediction, by Phillip Tetlock....In the wake of that debacle, the intelligence community's research arm (IARPA, or the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity) sponsored a massive forecasting tournament.

WITF

Ten years ago, noted scholar Philip Tetlock gained international attention with a landmark study demonstrating that experts' predictions...For the past decade, Tetlock has worked on the Good Judgment Project, studying ordinary people who are able to sift through trends and seemingly unrelated information to draw more accurate conclusions about upcoming events than experts in their field.

Signal

Most of the world was blindsided three years ago when the democratically elected president of Paraguay was unseated in a parliamentary coup that unnerved leaders across the globe. It was a surprise to most of the world, but not all of it....For example, the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) seeks technology that would warn of significant cyber events before they occur.