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DNI Coats Names New IARPA Director

WASHINGTON – Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats announced today the selection of Dr. Stacey Dixon to be the next director of the Intelligence Advance Research Projects Activity.

“Stacey brings extraordinary knowledge and experience to the position and I’m certain that she will maintain IARPA’s high bar for technical excellence and relevance to intelligence priorities,” said Coats.

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IARPA Announces the Mercury Challenge - To Develop Innovative Forecasts for Events Across the Middle East

WASHINGTON – The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity, within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, announces today the launch of the Mercury Challenge. The challenge seeks innovative solutions and methods for the automated production of forecasts for a series of event classes across eight countries in the Middle East and North Africa.

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IARPA Announces a Participant's Day for the “CASE” Prize Challenge - A Competition to Improve Evaluation of Polygraph-Related Technologies

WASHINGTON – The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity, within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, announces today a Participant’s Day for the Credibility Assessment System Evaluation—“CASE” —prize challenge. The prize challenge aims to develop novel procedures to evaluate the accuracy, reliability, and utility of current and future credibility assessment techniques and technologies, such as the polygraph.

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IARPA Announces the “FOFRA” Prize Challenge to Improve Face Recognition

WASHINGTON – The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity, within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, announces today the Fusion of Face Recognition Algorithms—“FOFRA”—prize challenge, in partnership with the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

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IARPA Announces the Winners of the Nail to Nail Fingerprint Challenge

WASHINGTON – The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity, within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, announces the winners of the Nail to Nail Fingerprint—“N2N”—Challenge, a competition to develop and enhance automated methods to capture accurate nail to nail fingerprints comparable or better than the existing standards for accuracy, speed, and invisible, “latent,” capture accuracy.

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IARPA Launches “VirtUE” Program to Improve Workstation and Virtual Desktop Security

WASHINGTON – The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity, within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, announced today the launch of the Virtuous User Environment—“VirtUE”—program to improve the way users interact with their daily computers to protect an organization from cloud-based security vulnerabilities.

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IARPA Announces the UG2 Prize Challenge to Improve UAV Captured Imagery

WASHINGTON – The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity, within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, announces today the UG2 Prize Challenge for unmanned aerial vehicles, gliders, and ground data entries.

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IARPA Announces the Winners of the Functional Map of the World Challenge

WASHINGTON – The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity, within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, announced the winners of the functional Map of the World—“fMoW”—Challenge, a competition that called for contestants to develop automated techniques to accurately categorize points of interest from satellite imagery.

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IARPA Launches "SuperTools" Program to Develop Superconducting Circuit Design Tools

WASHINGTON – The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity, within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, announces today the “SuperTools” program, a multi-year research effort to develop comprehensive software tools for designing and analyzing superconducting electronics circuits.

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IARPA Launches "CORE3D" Program to Build Accurate 3-D Models from Satellite Imagery

WASHINGTON – The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity, within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, announces today that it has established a multi-year research plan to build 3-D models that leverage satellite imagery in order to support our nation’s military, humanitarian and intelligence missions. The Creation of Operationally Realistic 3-D Environment —“CORE3D”—program will revolutionize the way we build 3-D models by cutting down the amount of time it takes to build them to a fraction of the time, compared to current methods.

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