IARPA in the News

Defense Systems

The hacks this year of the Office of Personnel Management databases, which went on for months before being discovered, underscored the importance of being able to detect network intrusions early on. But what if you could detect them before they happen? The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Agency wants to find out...

FedScoop

If the past 18 months have taught us anything, it’s that the sooner organizations figure out they’ve been breached, the less damage they will have to mitigate.

Under a new program from the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Agency, the government wants to detect attacks before there is any damage....

ISN

Since the development of the Internet in the late 1960s, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and other agencies have sought to harness its national security potential. For instance, the Internet’s facilitation of data collection has enhanced research once dependent on onerous data scraping from analog sources. AI, machine learning and natural language processing (NLP) techniques designed for trawling the net’s vast resources have opened up new vistas in anticipatory intelligence. In this respect, the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity’s (IARPA) Office of Anticipating Surprise (OAS) is one of the leading repositories of programs dedicated to testing the potential of predictive analytics to enhance strategic security. These include the Aggregative Contingent Estimation (ACE) Program and other open source projects like the handily-titled Open Source Indicators (OSI) program....

Defense Daily

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) office in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) released a broad agency announcement for its Cyber-attack Automated Unconventional Sensor Environment (CAUSE) program.

Federal Times

To-date, cybersecurity has largely been reactionary — stopping infiltrators before they can do too much damage to a system. A new initiative from the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Agency is trying to get ahead of the next attack by combining traditional security techniques with information culled from unconventional sources to block currently unknown threats.

The Cyberattack Automated Unconventional Sensor Environment (CAUSE) is a framework for coupling known threat indicators — whether internal or through shared information environments — with external information sources such as social media and search engine trends.

ExecutiveBiz

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity has kicked off a search for a new sensor environment as part of efforts to further build up intrusion detection technologies.

IARPA said Friday it wants sensors that can apply “non-typical data” in a cybersecurity domain under its Cyber-attack Automated Unconventional Sensor Environment program.

FCW

WHAT: The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity is looking for contractors to help with its quantum computing Logical Qubits (LogiQ) Program.

WHY: IARPA, the research arm of the country's intelligence agencies, is searching for ideas to advance practical quantum computer technology that could revolutionize data processing.