IARPA in the News


War on the Rocks

BBC has followed up 2006’s Planet Earth, perhaps the greatest nature documentary of all time, with an even greater sequel. This past week, Planet Earth II received 10 Emmy Award nominations. ... I, too, felt that majesty and awe, but I also happen to have just completed a study titled “Artificial Intelligence and National Security” on behalf of the U.S. Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA). IARPA is the main sponsor of the U.S. government intelligence community’s advanced research and development efforts. Like its military counterpart, DARPA, folks at IARPA are tasked with anticipating how advancements in science and technology will transform the future of espionage and warfare.

Press Release

WASHINGTON – The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity, within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, will launch the Modeling of Reflectance Given Only Transmission of High-concentration Spectra for Chemical Recognition Over Widely-varying eNvironments —“MORGOTH’S CROWN” —Challenge as part of the Standoff ILluminator for Measuring Absorbance and Reflectance Infrared Light Signatures—“SILMARILS”—program....



Two new programs are slotted to undergo proposer’s days, according to a news release from the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity. Proposer’s Day allows the managers of the program to present the outlining material and vision of the program before a broad agency announcement is formally issued.



The research arm of the intelligence community is hoping new bio-detection technology can be developed to help defend against human engineered biological threats.



On July 27, the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity—the research arm of the U.S. intelligence community—will host a proposers’ day conference in Washington to gather information for a proposed research program for detecting genetically modified viruses, bacteria, insects, plants or animals.


National Defense

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity has committed $1 million for two institutions to develop a process that can more easily and rapidly secure data while it is being computed.


Executive Biz

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity will conduct a Proposers Day on July 27 to discuss a program that aims to develop new tools that can detect changes on biological systems and initiate mitigation responses to accidental release of organisms.