IARPA in the News

FedTech Magazine

The National Institute of Standards and Technology, NIST, is building a repository of software bugs to help application developers find and eradicate weaknesses in their programming code.

Called the SAMATE Reference Dataset (SRD), the repository is a free online tool that assists software developers in fortifying their creations against hackers....

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, is both a user of the SRD and a contributor to the data set. It uses the SRD to reduce costs and improve the effectiveness of the Securely Taking on New Executable Software of Uncertain Provenance (STONESOUP) program, which develops tools to find and automatically mitigate security vulnerabilities in software.

BusinessWeek

What if the government could know the future?

It’s trying. Armed with billions of tweets, Google (GOOG) searches, Facebook (FB) posts, and other publicly available social-media and online data, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence is sponsoring research projects involving 14 universities in the United States, Europe, and Israel with the goal of using advanced analytics to predict significant societal events.

DefenseNews

Quantum computing research is now officially Nobel Prize-worthy. In December, American physicist David Wineland and French physicist Serge Haroche will travel to Stockholm to share the 2012 physics honors for work their teams have done separately on the subject.

Government Computer News

In the face of tight budgets and flat spending on technology, the intelligence community will focus resources on three areas seen as essential for performing its mission, according to Stephanie O'Sullivan of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.

Government Security News

Even though the axe stands ready to fall on the defense budget in the coming months, it won’t necessarily sever cyber security efforts underway in some intelligence operations, said a top government official.

Engineering and Technology Magazine

Smaller, faster, cheaper - that was the trend in computing for the past 50 years. As microprocessor technology is hitting the limits of what’s physically possible, some researchers are exploring whether a new technology, ‘spintronics’, may be the way forward....C3 is a pioneering five-year programme run by the US government high-risk research unit IARPA (Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity) within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.