IARPA to brief industry on upcoming projects, goals, and contract opportunities 29-30 Oct.

Sept. 12, 2014
COLLEGE PARK, Md., 12 Sept. 2014. Experts from the U.S. Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Agency (IARPA) in Washington will brief industry on the breadth and depth of IARPA's research initiatives on 29 and 30 Oct. 2014 in the College Park, Md., area.
COLLEGE PARK, Md., 12 Sept. 2014. Experts from the U.S. Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Agency (IARPA) in Washington will brief industry on the breadth and depth of IARPA's research initiatives on 29 and 30 Oct. 2014 in the College Park, Md., area.

The IARPA Day briefings will allow attendees to speak with IARPA leaders and program managers about their work and experiences, as well as discuss career and contracting opportunities at IARPA, which is the research arm of the Director of National Intelligence.

Intelligence research briefings will include:

-- the Aggregative Contingent Estimation (ACE) program, which seeks to improve forecasting of world events through the wisdom of crowds;

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-- the Trusted Integrated Chips (TIC) program, which addresses supply-chain security and intellectual property with a new chip-fabrication approach;

-- the Strengthening Human Adaptive Reasoning and Problem-solving (SHARP) program, which explores ways to enhance analysts' ability to reason though complex and ambiguous problems; and

-- the Babel program, which is creating technology to provide robust search tools for human speech in any language in the world.

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The first day, 29 Oct., is only for those with Top Secret//SCI clearances and will be held at IARPA headquarters in Washington. The second day, 30 Oct., is unclassified and will be in a facility close to IARPA.

Those who would like to attend should register online at www.signup4.net/Public/ap.aspx?EID=IARP14E no later than 15 Oct. 2014. The event is free to attend.

Email questions or concerns to IARPA's Schira Madan at [email protected]. More information is online at https://www.fbo.gov/notices/2becae8fba8db6786358e25906f4e6aa.

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