Press Releases

Press Releases

WASHINGTON – The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity, within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, announces today the upcoming launch of the Geopolitical Forecasting Challenge in February 2018, with pre-registration beginning today. Through this competition, IARPA will challenge contestants to develop innovative solutions and methods for integrating crowdsourced information into accurate, timely forecasts on worldwide issues. The challenge presents an opportunity for individuals and teams who are eligible to win prizes from a total prize purse of $200,000 for methods that successfully demonstrate a forecast of a wide variety of geopolitical events, such as political elections, disease outbreaks, and economic indicators.

WASHINGTON – The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity, within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, announces today an exciting new research effort to develop Deep Intermodal Video Activity— “DIVA”—to help narrow the gap between human visual perception, and a computer’s ability to automatically recognize activities.

Today’s decisive, bipartisan House vote to reauthorize FISA Section 702 marks a critical step in protecting Americans and our allies. Reauthorization is the most important legislative priority for the Intelligence Community. I am committed to ensuring that our officers have the right tools to do their vital jobs—and that they do so consistent with American values of civil liberty, privacy, and transparency. I have faith that my former colleagues in the Senate will follow the House’s lead. Our security is not a partisan issue.

Director of National Intelligence Daniel R. Coats today signed Intelligence Community Policy Guidance 107.1, establishing for the first time community-wide guidance for responding to requests for the identities of U.S. persons in disseminated intelligence reports, commonly referred to as “unmasking.”

WASHINGTON – The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity, within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, announces today a multi-year research effort to develop new biosecurity tools under the Functional Genomic and Computational Assessment of Threats—“Fun GCAT”—program that will prevent the accidental or intentional creation of biological threats such as bacteria, viruses, and toxins.

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