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IARPA Issues New Awards for Chemical Detection Research Program

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity has awarded contracts to teams at the University of Michigan and SRI International for research projects on chemical detection. The teams will work to develop prototypes under the Molecular Analyzer for Efficient Gas-Phase Low-Power Interrogation or MAEGLIN program's second phase, IARPA said Friday.

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IARPA Chief Stacey Dixon Named NGA Deputy Director

Stacey Dixon, director of the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity, has been appointed deputy chief of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. “Dr. Dixon is a proven leader who has a deep understanding of NGA and the entire intelligence community, its current challenges and the bright opportunities that lie ahead,” Navy Vice Adm. Robert Sharp, director of NGA, said in a statement published Thursday.

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IARPA Launches Geopolitical Forecasting Challenge 2; Dr. Seth Goldstein Quoted

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) launched the Geopolitical Forecasting Challenge 2 to stimulate breakthroughs in the science of forecasting to create greater strategic advantages for maintaining global security, predicting economic trends and directing the need for humanitarian efforts. Participants and teams will earn prizes by creating innovative solutions and methods that can successfully forecast a variety of global events, such as political elections, disease outbreaks and macro-economic indicators.

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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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