IARPA in the News

Executive Gov

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity is inviting potential proposers on the Crowdsourcing Evidence, Argumentation, Thinking and Evaluation program to attend a Proposers’ Day conference on June 30.


WHAT: A plan to harness the crowd to improve evaluation and analysis.

WHY: The intelligence community is looking to improve its analytical capabilities via a new program called CREATE, short for Crowdsourcing Evidence, Argumentation, Thinking and Evaluation. CREATE is in its vague, pre-solicitation infancy, but basically the intelligence community's internal skunkworks IARPA is hoping to establish a structured method of assessing ideas across disciplines, forming arguments and counterarguments, and develop a platform for crowdsourcing the development and refining of arguments.


Quantum computing has taken a step closer with two recent announcements demonstrating methods for error correction in addition to a new scalable design for quantum circuits based on a lattice structure. The research, published earlier this month in the journal Nature Communications, lays out plans for overcoming some of the most significant technological roadblocks preventing quantum computing from reaching its full potential. The work at IBM was funded in part by the US IARPA (Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity) multi-qubit-coherent-operations program.

American Institute of Physics

Quantum computers are in theory capable of simulating the interactions of molecules at a level of detail far beyond the capabilities of even the largest supercomputers today. Such simulations could revolutionize chemistry, biology and materials science, but the development of quantum computers has been limited by the ability to increase the number of quantum bits, or qubits, that encode, store and access large amounts of data.

In a paper published in the Journal of Applied Physics, a team of researchers at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) and Honeywell International have demonstrated a new device that allows more electrodes to be placed on a chip – an important step that could help increase qubit densities and bring us one step closer to a quantum computer that can simulate molecules or perform other algorithms of interest....

This work was funded by the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA).


The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity is accepting industry proposals that intend to research methods and tools for IARPA to gather data from multiple sources.

According to a broad agency announcement posted Monday on FedBizOpps, IARPA’s Office of Smart Collection looks to develop sensor and data transmission systems as well as multisource intelligence gathering techniques.


Engineers at IBM have developed a fully integrated wavelength multiplexed silicon photonics chip, which the company says will soon enable manufacturing of 100 Gb/s optical transceivers. The advance promises to offer a more economical way to move the huge amounts of data required for cloud computing and big data applications....

The photonics advance comes on the heels of another circuit breakthrough from Big Blue, which moves the needle towards the holy grail that is quantum computing....

The research, which was partly funded by IARPA (Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity), is described in the April 29 issue of the journal Nature Communications.


In physics and chemistry, quantum computing could allow scientists to design new materials and drug compounds without expensive trial and error experiments in the lab, dramatically speeding up the rate and pace of innovation across many industries....

The work at IBM was funded in part by the IARPA (Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity) multi-qubit-coherent-operations program.