IARPA in the News

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.

Fed Scoop

Jason Matheny has been named director of the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity, according a release from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. Matheny had been serving as director of IARPA’s new Office for Anticipating Surprise, overseeing research efforts to develop new capabilities for a range of events relevant to national security.

Fed News Radio

In an Aug. 3 press release, Clapper said Matheny “brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the position,” and that he is “confident” in Matheny’s abilities.

Signal Magazine

Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper announced today that he has selected Jason Matheny to be the next director of the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), effective immediately.

Rebel Mouse

The Aggregative Contingent Estimation (ACE) Program was sponsored by IARPA (the U.S. Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity). The ACE Program aimed "to dramatically enhance the accuracy, precision, and timeliness of forecasts for a broad range of event types...


President Obama signed an executive order launching a government-wide program to develop a supercomputer that’s even more powerful than the current record-holder, China’s Tianhe-2. The effort, known as National Strategic Computing Initiative (NSCI), will be a muti-agency push to boost the computing power in the US by creating the world’s fastest computer by 2025.


Late last year the US Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) announced a multi-year research effort to develop a superconducting computer. If successful, technology developed under the cryogenic computer complexity (C3) programme will pave the way for a new generation of superconducting supercomputers that are far more energy efficient.