The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) is a United States research agency under the Director of National Intelligence's responsibility. In January 2008, Lisa Porter, an administrator at NASA with experience at DARPA, was appointed director of the activity formed in 2006 from the National Security Agency's Disruptive Technology Office (DTO), the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency’s National Technology Alliance and the Central Intelligence Agency’s Intelligence Technology Innovation Center.
- Cuts across multiple IC agencies;
- Targets new opportunities that lie in the white spaces between agencies;
- Provides innovations that agencies avoid because of current business models; and
- Generates revolutionary capabilities that will surprise our adversaries and help us avoid being surprised.
Further reading Edit
- Weinberger, Sharon, "Spooky research cuts: US intelligence agency axes funding for work on quantum computing", Nature 459, 625 (2009), 3 June 2009
- University of Maryland Press Release December 7, 2007
- Introducing Iarpa: It's Like Darpa, But for Spies Wired (magazine) March 24, 2008
- Q & A With IARPA Director Lisa Porter IEEE Spectrum May 1, 2008
- National Intelligence Community Enterprise Cyber Assurance Program (NICECAP)