Tag Archives: Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity

Catherine Marsh: IARPA Leverages Cloud to Back Telework Environment

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Catherine Marsh, director of the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), said IARPA’s cloud infrastructure enabled the agency to support employees who have transitioned to telework during the COVID-19 pandemic. “One of the major accomplishments at IARPA has really been our seamless transition to a remote working environment in the cloud,” Marsh said.

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Catherine Marsh: IARPA Seeks Office Directors to Support Tech Transition Efforts

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Catherine Marsh, director of the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), said IARPA is hiring new office directors to help transition technology platforms to intelligence agencies. “We are reinstituting the role of office directors at IARPA,” Marsh told the publication. “We posted vacancy notices, and we got lots of applicants - I mean lots of applicants.”

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AFRL Modifies Existing Gas Detector Program to Address COVID-19

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Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity and the University of Michigan have partnered to develop a tool that could identify the relation the acute respiratory disease syndrome present in COVID-19. AFRL's Materials and Manufacturing Directorate provided researchers to support IARPA's Molecular Analyzer for Efficient Gas-phase Low-power Interrogation program, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base said Friday.

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NIST Unveils Biometric Research Data

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The National Institute of Standards and Technology has released facial photographs, fingerprints, iris scans and other biometric research data designed for testing systems used to validate an individual’s identity prior to granting access.

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IARPA Issues New Awards for Chemical Detection Research Program

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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

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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

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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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