Press Releases 2017

Press Releases

WASHINGTON – The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity, within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, announces its scoring process for its Functional Map of the World—“fMoW”—Challenge. Participants from around the world are invited to develop automated techniques to accurately detect and categorize points of interest from satellite imagery. Participants are scored based on their ability to correctly categorize portions of satellite images. Submissions are scored automatically and independently evaluated for accuracy.

I am pleased to welcome Lt. Gen. Robert P. Ashley, Jr., U.S. Army, today as he succeeds Lt. Gen. Vincent Stewart, USMC, as Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA).

I am pleased to welcome John B. Sherman, who was sworn in on September 11, 2017 as the Intelligence Community Chief Information Officer. President Trump announced his intent to appoint John on August 18, 2017.

WASHINGTON – Please see the letter linked and embedded below signed by Attorney General Sessions and Director of National Intelligence Coats urging Congress to reauthorize Title VII of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, which is set to sunset at the end of this year.

WASHINGTON – The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity, in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, announced today a multi-year research effort to develop and validate unobtrusive, passive, and continuously sensing methods to assess stable and dynamic psychological, cognitive, and physiological aspects of an individual. If successful, the technology developed under the Multimodal Objective Sensing to Assess Individuals with Context—“MOSAIC program will augment capabilities to evaluate the workforce and identify changes in an individual that may impact job performance.

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