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IARPA Seeks SIGINT-Based Crises Forecasting Methods

IARPA_logo_EMThe Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity plans to enlist industry expertise to develop methods to predict dire international scenarios using signals intelligence data.

IARPA will hold a proposers’ day forum in Washington on March 5 to seek technology ideas from interested participants in the Mercury Program, the agency said Feb. 3.

The goal is to develop tools for the agency to analyze foreign SIGINT information in order to forecast political crisis, military actions, terrorist activity and disease outbreaks.

The Mercury Program will also involve research and development of behavior change, data mining and prediction models, according to IARPA.

IARPA hopes to attract academic and private sector participants who specialize in social science, mathematics, statistics, computing, information theories, content extraction and SIGINT.

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