IARPA in the News

HPC Wire

Yesterday’s executive order by President Barack Obama creating a National Strategic Computing Initiative (NSCI) is not only powerful acknowledgment of the vital role HPC plays in modern society but is also indicative of government’s mounting worry that failure to coordinate and nourish HPC development on a broader scale would put the nation at risk. Not surprisingly, early reaction from the HPC community has been largely positive.


The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), the research arm of US intelligence, is launching the Logical Qubits (LogiQ) research program to overcome the current practical limitations of quantum computing.

Value Walk

President Barack Obama signed an executive order establishing a National Strategic Computing Initiative (NSCI), which will be responsible for developing the most powerful supercomputer worldwide....The NSCI has two foundational research and development agencies—the Intelligence Advance Research Projects Activity (IARPA) and the National Institute and Standards Technology (NIST), according to the executive order.

Fed Scoop

The White House announced Wednesday an initiative aimed at greatly accelerating the nation’s research and deployment of high-performance computing....A host of agencies will be involved in the NSCI. The order establishes the Defense Department, Energy Department and National Science Foundation as leads, tasked with the various scientific development work. The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology will contribute additional research, studying future computing standards, including alternatives to semiconductors.



Six years might seem like a long time to spend piecing together the structure of a scrap of tissue vastly smaller than a bead of sweat. But that is how long it has taken a team led by cell biologist Jeff Lichtman from Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, to digitally reconstruct a tiny cube of mouse brain tissue....The researchers will be doing this as part of a consortium that earlier this month received preliminary approval for major funding by the US government agency IARPA (Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity), which promotes high-risk, high pay-off research.


US President Barack Obama has signed an executive order setting up the National Strategic Computing Initiative that will adopt a coordinated strategy involving multiple government agencies, academia and the private sector for the development of high-performance computing systems....They will work with the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), described as foundational research and development agencies. While IARPA will focus on alternatives to standard semiconductor computing technologies, NIST will focus on measurement science.

Charlotte Agenda

...I caught a story on NPR called “So You Think You’re Smarter Than a CIA Agent?” Alix Spiegel reported for approximately 7 minutes on an experiment called the Good Judgment Project (GJP) and it blew my relatively dormant, suburban mind.