SPAR

Security and Privacy Assurance Research
SPAR

Summary

IARPA started the Security and Privacy Assurance Research (SPAR) Program in 2011, building on the past IARPA Automatic Privacy Protection (APP) Program. SPAR’s program goals are to develop 1) prototype implementations of efficient cryptographic protocols for querying a database that keep the query confidential, yet still allow the database owner to determine if the query is authorized and, if so, return only those records that match it; 2) prototype implementations of efficient cryptographic protocols for subscribing to topics in a stream of documents such that the subscription is kept confidential and only the matching documents are delivered; and 3) efficient homomorphic encryption techniques to implement queries on encrypted data.

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Contact Information

Program Manager

Main Office

Research Area(s)

Privacy and civil liberties protections, Private information retrieval, Secure multiparty computation

Related Program(s)

Broad Agency Announcement (BAA)

Link(s) to BAA

IARPA-BAA-11-01

Solicitation Status

CLOSED

BAA Release Date

December 29, 2010

BAA Question Period

December 29, 2010 — December 13, 2011

Proposal Due Date

Friday, 04 March 2011

Prime Performers

  • Applied Communication Sciences
  • Argon ST
  • Columbia University
  • IBM - T.J. Watson Research Center
  • Raytheon BBN Technologies
  • Stealth Software Technologies, Inc.