IARPA in the News

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.

 

Nature

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.

PCWorld

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.

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....