Jason Matheny, director of the Office for Anticipating Surprise at the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity, has been appointed IARPA director in a move that takes effect immediately.
“I look forward to him continuing to work closely with partners throughout the national security community to bring to bear our future capabilities,” Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said in a statement posted Monday.
Matheny has led IARPA’s research and forecasting efforts on national security issues and managed the Foresight and Understanding from Scientific Exposition, Forecasting Science and Technology and Open Source Indicators programs.
He initially joined the Office of the Director of National Intelligence in 2009 as the Aggregative Contingent Estimation program manager within IARPA’s Office of Incisive Analysis, where he oversaw the transition of technology to the intelligence community.
Matheny previously worked at the University of Oxford, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center’s Center for Biosecurity and Princeton University.
He is a recipient of an IC award for individual achievement in science and technology and holds a doctorate and a master’s degree from Johns Hopkins.