IARPA in the News

Fed News Radio

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Agency wants to build an early warning system for cyber attacks. Previous IARPA research showed publicly available data sources can be used to accurately predict events like disease outbreaks and political crises. Now with its Cyber-attack Automated Unconventional Sensor Environment, or CAUSE, program, the agency wants to apply that model to detecting cyber attacks.

Forbes

It’s difficult, but not impossible, to predict the future. In Superforecasting, Philip Tetlock profiles a small group of people who were able to successfully predict geopolitical events. More on this in a minute....And now for the backstory. The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) identifies and supports “high-risk, high-payoff” research.

Value Walk

The United States intelligence community is always looking to improve the quality of its predictions. To help, an agency within the community, Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), was assembled to pursue high-risk research into how to improve American intelligence.

New York Magazine

It’s called Superforecasting: The Art and Science of Prediction, and much of the book is based on a widely reported, 20-year study...in which superforecasters took a stab at estimating the probability of some kind of global future event.  

UT Dallas News Center

A federal agency has awarded a four-year grant that could result in funding of up to $6.4 million to the Texas Biomedical Device Center at UT Dallas to study a potential new therapy for individuals who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)....Research for the initiative is primarily funded by grants from five federal agencies: DARPA, National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, the Food and Drug Administration, and Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity.

The Economic Times

With his gray beard, thinning hair and glasses, Doug Lorch doesn’t look like a threat to anyone. He looks like a computer programmer, which he was, for IBM. He is retired now. He lives in a quiet neighbourhood in Santa Barbara with his wife, an artist who paints lovely watercolours. His Facebook avatar is a duck.… Doug has no special expertise in international affairs, but he has a healthy curiosity about what’s happening.… So he volunteered for the Good Judgment Project.

C4ISR & Networks

In a society where it seems nearly every move one makes can be tracked, it's not hard to see the easy comparisons to Big Brother in George Orwell's "1984"....That's the goal of programs like at least one under way at the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity, where researchers use open-source indicators to automatically gather large volumes of open-source data and make predictions — much of the work done by machines.