IARPA in the News


Scientists at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory have developed a quantum algorithm intended to identify measurements such as a radar cross section on aircraft.

Military & Aerospace Electronics

U.S. government researchers are asking industry to develop a small computer based on superconducting logic and cryogenic memory that is energy-efficient, scalable, and able to solve interesting problems -- particularly those that involve intelligence gathering and analysis.


Intelligence agency computing requirements have increased to such an extent that power and cooling demands have become unmanageable, and the intelligence community research arm wants to develop superconducting computers to cut energy requirements and boost performance.

Electronics Weekly

Quantum software has finally left the dark ages with the creation of the first practical, high-level programming language for quantum computers. Although today’s devices are not ready for most practical applications, the language, called Quipper, could guide the design of these futuristic machines, as well as making them easier to program when they do arrive.

National Defense News

The Intelligence Advanced Research Project Activity is funding long-term research for several sensors, although not necessarily the kinds that are installed in a ball underneath an unmanned aerial vehicle.

Geospatial Intelligence Forum

Dr. Peter Highnam was named director of the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Agency [IARPA] in August 2012, after joining the agency in February 2009 as the office director for incisive analysis. Prior to IARPA, he was a senior adviser in the National Institutes of Health and then in the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority.

Wall Street Journal

The research arm of the NSA and CIA is investing in new technologies to better analyze the data it collects.