Methodologies to Assess Foreign Malign Influence RFI

June 06, 2024

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) is seeking information on methodologies to assess Foreign Malign Influence (FMI). FMI includes “subversive, undeclared (including covert and clandestine), coercive or criminal activities by foreign governments, non-state actors, or their proxies to affect another nation’s popular or political attitudes, perceptions, or behaviors to advance their interests. This can include efforts to sow division, undermine democratic processes and institutions, or steer policy and regulatory decisions in favor of the foreign actor’s strategic objectives”. Additionally, IARPA is interested in better understanding potential civil liberties and privacy considerations of future FMI research to ensure accountability and transparency.

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Published Date: June 6, 2024

Responses Date: July 1, 2024, 5pm EDT

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