The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) has awarded an $18.7 million contract to the Allen Institute for Brain Science to create the largest-ever road map to understand how the function of networks in the brain’s cortex relates to the underlying connections of its individual neurons.
IARPA releases one broad agency announcement and three requests for information and announces an upcoming Odin Proposers' Day.
Afghanistan’s intelligence forces need a complete overhaul, which means a greater role by U.S. and NATO personnel. If Afghanistan wants to gain the upper hand in the coming fighting seasons, it needs its own robust targeting and collection capabilities against insurgent leaders on the battlefield.
The last major change in the intelligence community came in the wake of the 9/11 attacks. Our adversaries have evolved, and now may be the time to adopt a new intelligence approach similar to the military's total force concept.
A movement whose time may have come cannot depend on early successes. Yet, only long-term resolve will banish it from the terror arena.
It takes more for women to succeed in the high-technology world than merely playing within the established system.
Leaders must start asking hard questions to extrapolate complicated solutions to phenomenon that increasingly influences, if not yet dominates, our lives. How does the intelligence community begin to make sense of the overwhelming need to safeguard the cyberspace?
Establishing a cyber deterrence framework will require discussion and debate, but the basis for beginning exists in recent ODNI testimony.
The government needs an organizational brush fire that clears away dead wood and allows new growth in these dynamic times.
Four teams will share a grand prize of $110,000 for their work on the speech recognition challenge Automatic Speech Recognition in Reverberant Environments, or ASpIRE.
Mobile tools and other emerging technologies play such vital roles in shaping how people live today, and cut across from the private sector into government operations, including the intelligence and national security communities. But in the quest to leverage such developments, can the efforts really be called "innovation?" guest blogger Jason Thomas asks. He has another word for it.
The public-private partnership is stumbling because technology leadership has shifted from government to the private sector. Both sides must adjust for that change for these partnerships to succeed.
The cyber breach at OPM pilfered the personal information of millions of U.S. federal workers, putting them at risk and highlighting a number of security shortcomings within the federal government. But the true magnitude of the attack has yet to be realized, much less revealed.
Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper announced today that he has selected Jason Matheny to be the next director of the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), effective immediately.
Cyber training must include helping build high-level leaders who can pave the way into the cybersecurity future.
Two headline dominating events—the Iranian nuclear accord and the Chattanooga shootings—have significant implications for the public debate about U.S. intelligence.
Is it possible to reliably delete data from commercial mobile devices? Guest blogger Justin Marston delves into the quandary that makes it difficult for the intelligence community to turn to the private sector for some of its communications needs.
Cyber intelligence is the emerging buzz term as the United States works to fend off not just attacks by criminals and nation-state hackers, but terrorists calling for an electronic jihad. The state of cybersecurity isn't as good as experts hoped, given years of initiatives and billions of dollars invested in shoring up vulnerabilities.
The OPM breach should serve as a wake-up call for the government to take specific measures to protect its most valuable assets—its people and their information.
The intelligence community needs to change with the times—nothing unusual about that. But, what does it hold onto and where does it let go? The process for determining these choices is as important as its consequences.