Press Releases

Press Releases

WASHINGTON – The Intelligence Community is sponsoring a $75,000 prize competition to explore opportunities for artificial intelligence and other machine-based approaches to transform the process by which collected information is examined for credibility and uniqueness. The Office of the Director of Science and Technology within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence—in partnership with the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence—is launching its third challenge contest, “Xamine,” to explore AI-based opportunities for verifying collected information.

I am pleased the Senate voted today to confirm the nomination of Mike Pompeo as Secretary of State.

I am pleased that the Senate voted to confirm the nomination of Lt. Gen. Paul M. Nakasone, USA, as Commander, U.S. Cyber Command; Director, National Security Agency/Chief, Central Security Service.

WASHINGTON – The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity, within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, announces the winners of the Nail to Nail Fingerprint—“N2N”—Challenge, a competition to develop and enhance automated methods to capture accurate nail to nail fingerprints comparable or better than the existing standards for accuracy, speed, and invisible, “latent,” capture accuracy. The N2N challenge launched in February 2017 and sought challengers from around the world to develop automated N2N capture technology capable of biometric recognition that is as good as, or better than, existing standard human operator assisted methods.

WASHINGTON – The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity, within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, announced today the launch of the Virtuous User Environment—“VirtUE”—program to improve the way users interact with their daily computers to protect an organization from cloud-based security vulnerabilities. “The commercial cloud and the numerous innovative technologies that it is spawning offers computer security professionals the ability to recreate a user environment that is fundamentally more secure than current workstation and virtual desktop offerings while still being accessible and affordable,” says IARPA program manager Kerry Long.

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