IARPA in the News

The Diamondback

Causing chills, runny noses and general feelings of malaise, the flu has always been unpleasant, but in recent years there has been a new concern surrounding the virus: biological warfare. To combat such threats, the public health school received a $5 million grant from the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity to develop a new method to protect against potential biological attacks, according to an Aug. 5 university news release.

Nextgov

Kathryn Sullivan, administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Jason Matheny, director of the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity, David DeVries, principal deputy chief information officer of the Defense Department, and other government technology leaders have been confirmed as keynote speakers at Nextgov Prime 2015: Data, Cybersecurity, and the Government of Tomorrow.

The Independant

A new book distils the wisdom of an experiment by American intelligence to improve its forecasts....The book describes the results of an extraordinary experiment sponsored by the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), by which the agency sought to improve the ability of US intelligence to predict world events.

Edge

This year, the psychologist and social scientist Philip E. Tetlock presented the findings based on his work on forecasting as part of the Good Judgment Project.

Edge

For the psychology professor Philip Tetlock, the hunt for Osama Bin Laden is a classic example of the insufficiency of secret-service agencies....For four years now he has pursued research at the University of Pennsylvania at the behest of the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), which the NSA and the CIA, together with fourteen other American secret-service agencies, established in 2006, in order to develop new methods for secret-service work in the post-9/11 era. Among IARPA’s divisions are the Office for Anticipating Surprise, the Office of Smart Collection, and the Office of Incisive Analysis.

Intelligence Community News

On August 12, the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA-RFI-15-03) posted the following Request for Information (RFI): Forecasting Rare Events. Responses to this RFI are due via email no later than 4:00pm, Eastern Time, on September 18, 2015.

 

Executive Gov

Jason Matheny, director of the Office for Anticipating Surprise at the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity, has been appointed IARPA director in a move that takes effect immediately.