Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity
Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity & The BRAIN Initiative
As part of its mission to invest in high-risk, high-payoff research to tackle the most difficult challenges facing the Intelligence Community, IARPA sponsors several applied research programs that use multidisciplinary approaches to advance our understanding of cognition and computation in the brain.
The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) invests in high-risk, high-payoff research programs to tackle the most difficult challenges facing the United States Intelligence Community (IC).
IARPA collaborates across the IC to ensure that our research addresses relevant future needs. This cross-community focus ensures our ability to:
- address cross-agency challenges
- leverage both operational and R&D expertise from across the IC
- coordinate transition strategies with our agency partners
IARPA does not have an operational mission and does not deploy technologies directly to the field. Instead, IARPA facilitates the transition of research results to our IC customers for operational application.