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Tuesday, 10 July 2018 11:36



ODNI News Release No. 22-18
July 10, 2018

IARPA Announces a Participant's Day for the “CASE” Prize Challenge
A Competition to Improve Evaluation of Polygraph-Related Technologies

WASHINGTON – The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity, within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, announces today a Participant’s Day for the Credibility Assessment System Evaluation—“CASE” —prize challenge. The prize challenge aims to develop novel procedures to evaluate the accuracy, reliability, and utility of current and future credibility assessment techniques and technologies, such as the polygraph.


“The Intelligence Community uses in-person credibility assessment techniques every day to screen new employees before hire, conduct periodic investigations with existing employees, and interview potential sources and witnesses,” said IARPA Program Manager Alexis Jeannotte. “The polygraph is one tool used for credibility assessments, but there are newer techniques and technologies on the market and in development that may prove more useful. However, we need standardized, rigorous procedures to evaluate these newer approaches and the current methods have limitations. We hope that challenge participants will have new, unique, and creative ideas to address these limitations.”


IARPA is conducting this prize challenge to invite a broad community of participants, both domestic and international, to participate in a convenient, efficient, and non-contractual way. An informational web-based Participant’s Day will be held on Tuesday, July 31, 2018. During that session, further details will be provided about the challenge goals and rules. Solvers who are eligible to win a prize and with the most accurate and complete solutions will be eligible to win cash prizes from a total prize purse of $100,000. The challenge is expected to officially launch in September 2018 with the winners being announced in Spring 2019. To learn more about the CASE prize challenge, including details for the Participant’s Day, rules, criteria, and eligibility requirements, visit https://www.iarpa.gov/index.php/working-with-iarpa/prize-challenges/1119-credibility-assessment-standardized-evaluation-case-prize-challenge. For updates, follow @IARPAnews on Twitter and join the conversation using #iarpaCASE. For any questions, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
IARPA invests in high-risk, high-payoff research programs to tackle some of the most difficult challenges of the agencies and disciplines in the Intelligence Community. Additional information on IARPA and its research may be found on www.iarpa.gov.