IARPA in the News

IEEE Spectrum

Sergei Skripal...and his daughter, Yulia, weren’t the only people affected by a nerve-agent attack in Salisbury, England, in March....A swarm of hazmat-suited chemical warfare experts inspected every place the Skripals had been recently in the hope of finding out what happened and whether there was still a danger to the public. U.S. intelligence agencies have been on the hunt for a technology that would make such investigations faster and safer and perhaps even prevent this kind of attack altogether.

 

Signal

Researchers working on behalf of the U.S. intelligence community are kicking off a program designed to develop a revolutionary capability for monitoring objects in geostationary orbit, including functioning satellites and hundreds of thousands of bits of space debris ... “When near space was largely populated by the relatively limited assets of the United States and the former Soviet Union, the potential for unexpected space events was fairly low,” points out Merrick DeWitt, program manager for the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) Amon-Hen program.

 

Nextgov

In the future, human cops will still be the ones arresting you, searching you and booking you, but machines might be taking your fingerprints. The Intelligence Community’s long-range research group is looking to develop biometric technology that can automatically collect fingerprints from hands and surfaces without the need for a human operator. On Monday, the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity announced the winners of the Nail-to-Nail Fingerprint Challenge, a research competition aimed at building a tool that can equal or outperform trained professionals at gathering prints.

 

Press Release

WASHINGTON – The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity, within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, announces the winners of the Nail to Nail Fingerprint—“N2N”—Challenge, a competition to develop and enhance automated methods to capture accurate nail to nail fingerprints comparable or better than the existing standards for accuracy, speed, and invisible, “latent,” capture accuracy.

 

Press Release

WASHINGTON – The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity, within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, announced today the launch of the Virtuous User Environment—“VirtUE”—program to improve the way users interact with their daily computers to protect an organization from cloud-based security vulnerabilities.

 

Press Release

WASHINGTON – The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity, within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, announces today the UG2 Prize Challenge for unmanned aerial vehicles, gliders, and ground data entries.

 

Press Release

WASHINGTON – The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity, within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, announced the winners of the functional Map of the World—“fMoW”—Challenge...