IARPA summarizes current research projects

IARPA provides the U.S. Intelligence Community with capabilities to tackle its toughest technical challenges. Here is a look at IARPA’s current projects.

Broad Agency Announcements solicit research proposals for specific programs. There is still time left to respond to the Machine Translation for English Retrieval of Information in Any Language (MATERIAL) BAA, due March 20, 2017. Submissions for the MATERIAL BAA will focus on the development of an “English-in, English-out” information retrieval system that, given a domain-sensitive English query, will retrieve relevant data from a large multilingual repository and display the retrieved information in English as query-biased summaries.

Detection of Genome Editing, IARPA’s latest request for information, closes on March 3, 2017. IARPA is interested in tools and methods that can be used to detect evidence of genome editing in biological organisms, including viruses. RFI’s do not constitute a formal solicitation for proposals; the Detection of Genome Editing RFI is issued solely for information gathering and planning purposes.

IARPA conducts prize challenges to invite the broader research community of industry and academia to participate in a convenient, efficient, and non-contractual competition. Our most recent prize challenge, the Nail to Nail Fingerprint Challenge, aims to improve live and forensic biometric fingerprint recognition by improving biometric fingerprint collection and recognition systems by eliminating plain fingerprint captures.

IARPA also provides an opportunity to submit proposals not aligned with current programs, based on new ideas from the research community.

Source: IARPA