Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity

Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity - Who We Are

Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity SealIntelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity tackles some of the most difficult challenges across the intelligence agencies and disciplines, and results from its programs are expected to transition to its IC customers. IARPA does not have an operational mission and does not deploy technologies directly to the field. 

IARPA is capable of quickly responding to new priorities, emerging challenges, scientific breakthroughs, and emerging technological opportunities. IARPA does not institutionalize programs; the status quo is always questioned, fresh ideas and perspectives are always encouraged, and only the best ideas and research performers are funded.

IARPA is committed to technical excellence and technical truth and insists that technical risk be accompanied by technical rigor.  The scientific method and peer review are upheld as critical elements of program execution.