Artifact Details

Title

Why software matters to government intelligence

Catalog Number

102738312

Type

Moving image

Date

2017-07-11

Participants

Brock, David C., Moderator
Matheny, Jason, Speaker

Publisher

Computer History Museum

Place of Publication

Mountain View, CA

Format

MOV

Description

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), also known as “DARPA for spies,” is the science and technology research arm for the intelligence community in the Office of the Director for National Intelligence. On behalf of the 17 military and civilian agencies and organizations that comprise this community, IARPA invests in “high risk/high payoff” programs to tackle the biggest challenges in intelligence gathering and analysis. IARPA programs range from quantum computing and autonomous vehicles, to bioinformatics and neuroscience to machine detection of emerging technology. IARPA also sponsors prize challenges as a way to spur new ideas and projects.

IARPA Director Dr. Jason Matheny joins us to discuss some of the organization’s most exciting research projects, explains how IARPA approaches research investment, and tells us why software matters to the intelligence community.

Category

Talk

Collection Title

CHM Live

Credit

Computer History Museum

Lot Number

X8269.2018