Tag Results for IARPA (11)

  1. Fueling ARPA-E with oil company leftovers

    A lot of bureaucracies have been slapping their letter of the alphabet onto the ARPA bandwagon the past couple of years (HSARPA, IARPA). Late last summer, President Bush passed the America COMPETES Act, which included a provision to establish an Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy(ARPA-E). I think we should give the intelligence community all the cool new toys it needs, but I really think energy independence takes priority. Bart Gordon, the House Science and Technology chair who shepherded ARPA-E along the gruesome path of "house resolution" to actual law, is also beating this drum. Today, at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, …

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  2. Fueling ARPA-E with oil company leftovers

    A lot of bureaucracies have been slapping their letter of the alphabet onto the ARPA bandwagon the past couple of years (HSARPA, IARPA). Late last summer, President Bush passed the America COMPETES Act, which included a provision to establish an Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy(ARPA-E). I think we should give the intelligence community all the cool new toys it needs, but I really think energy independence takes priority. Bart Gordon, the House Science and Technology chair who shepherded ARPA-E along the gruesome path of "house resolution" to actual law, is also beating this drum. Today, at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, …

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  3. So what exactly will IARPA do?

    When I interviewed Lisa Porter about the kinds of projects the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (the web site isn't quite ready for prime time, but should be up within a week) would take on, she would not get specific, because most of those projects will be classified. But Carl Landwehr, a program leader at the National Security Agency, elaborated on what projects are now being considered at IARPA. These include revamping the infrastructure of the internet to counter threats like the Storm worm, and addressing fundamental software flaws that prevent true cybersecurity. …

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  4. Intelligence ARPA splits into three branches

    You know you love the cool new IARPA logo. Yesterday I interviewed IARPA's new director, Lisa Porter. Intelligence and defense are often conflated in the popular imagination, but the two operate quite differently. Where the defense department likes to let you know what they've done for you lately, intelligence tends to keep their successes to themselves. Those cultural differences trickle down to the two organizations' ARPAs. DARPA, for example, has a much better-organized PR machine. You can bet that I would not have been interviewing DARPA director Tony Tether by cell phone sitting …

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