Searching for better intelligence from the machine world

Searching for better intelligence from the machine world

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity is looking to fill in some gaps in its portfolio.

In a broad agency announcement, IARPA said it wants proposals for early-stage research on topics that are not addressed by emerging or ongoing programs, and is especially interested in:

Anticipatory intelligence that explores or demonstrates the feasibility of revolutionary concepts that can deliver real-time indications and warning, in context, to support rapid, nuanced understanding by intelligence consumers.  

Analysis that helps analysts quickly maximizes insights from the massive amounts of dynamic data by creating  technologies that provide the reasoning for results and explicitly address data uncertainty and provenance.

Operations that explores revolutionary concepts in computation, trust establishment and deflecting hostile intent that will enable the intelligence community to operate freely and effectively in an often hostile and increasingly interdependent and resource-constrained environment.

Data collection on new sensor and transmission technologies that can more precisely target and organize information from multiple sources to improve the quality, reliability and utility of collected information.

IARPA plans to issue multiple awards under the BAA that will generally be for a period of performance lasting 12 months or less. 

Researchers will be encouraged to submit proposals through May 2, 2017.

About the Author

Mark Pomerleau is a former editorial fellow with GCN and Defense Systems.


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