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Stacey Dixon Stresses Importance of Machine Learning in Predicting Cyber Attacks

Stacey Dixon, newly appointed director of the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity, has said leveraging machine learning capabilities will help the intelligence community predict cyber attacks, Fifth Domain reported Thursday. Dixon noted in an Intelligence Matters podcast that IARPA has procured predictive analytics programs that use physical or analytical indicators …

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IARPA to Launch Competition on Increasing Face Recognition Accuracy

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity is launching the Fusion of Face Recognition Algorithms Prize Challenge, where contestants will attempt to increase face recognition accuracy through the use of various algorithm fusion techniques. IARPA said Wednesday that the contest is open to researchers from local and international industrial and academic organizations. Chris Boehnen, …

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In-Q-Tel’s Lisa Porter Nominated as DoD Deputy Undersecretary for Research, Engineering

President Donald Trump has nominated Lisa Porter, an executive vice president at In-Q-Tel and director of IQT Labs, to be deputy undersecretary for research and engineering at the Defense Department, the White House announced Friday. Porter served as president of Teledyne Technologies‘ scientific and imaging business before she joined In-Q-Tel. Her federal career also includes time as …

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IARPA Initiates 3-D Model Satellite Imagery Research Program

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity has initiated a research effort to develop automated systems that construct 3-D models based on satellite, airborne and commercial imagery data. The multi-year Creation of Operationally Realistic 3-D Environment or CORE3D effort aims to support intelligence, military and humanitarian operations, the Director of National Intelligence said Monday. “While …

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Jason Matheny Outlines IARPA’s 2018 Biosecurity Initiatives

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity plans to launch new research programs in 2018 to mitigate threats associated with biological weapons, FCW reported Friday. IARPA Director Jason Matheny told FCW in an interview that advances in biotechnology present growth opportunities for medicine, agriculture, energy and materials, but could also lead to the creation of …

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Peter Highnam Named DARPA Deputy Director

Peter Highnam, former research director at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, has been named deputy director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. DARPA said Monday Highnam will support the agency’s research projects in areas such as artificial intelligence, data analytics, communications, reconnaissance, electronic warfare, biosecurity and warfighter health. He succeeds Stefanie Tompkins, …

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