Learn how you can impact global security, December 7

Big risks can lead to big rewards. That’s why the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity, or IARPA, in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence invests in high-risk, high-payoff research to tackle some of the most difficult challenges in intelligence and security.  

Similarly, the Intelligence Community’s Office of the Chief Data Officer leads efforts to improve sharing and safeguarding of data across the Intelligence Community, or IC, working to keep data and the country safe.

Both groups are critical to the IC’s success and our nation’s security.

Learn how you can contribute to global security through innovative and multidisciplinary research at Arizona State University and beyond in a fireside chat with Catherine Marsh, director of IARPA, Nancy Morgan, chief data officer of the U.S. Intelligence Community, and Nadya Bliss, executive director of ASU’s Global Security Initiative. This fireside chat will be hosted by Kyle Squires, dean of the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering and ASU Vice Provost of Engineering, Computing and Technology. 

Faculty researchers, students and upcoming graduates are invited to ask questions as Marsh, Morgan, Bliss, and Squires discuss IARPA’s current research programs, future research and recruitment opportunities you can get involved in — including a Department of Homeland Security Center of Excellence led by ASU, the Global Security Initiative, security-related research projects in the Fulton Schools, and careers at IARPA. 

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Marsh leads groundbreaking and multidisciplinary research programs to develop new technologies for national intelligence missions. She is an expert in power sources and worked in industry on a team that put lithium-ion technology on Mars Exploration Rovers Spirit and Opportunity. Marsh has an extensive history in ensuring science and technology developments support CIA mission capabilities and investing in high-risk/high-payoff intelligence research. 

Morgan drives the IC’s strategic initiative to reimagine the future data and informational landscape of intelligence in the digital era. She leads activities to ensure information and data is made available across the IC and to the IC’s Federal, State, Local and Tribal, or FSLT, partners, and a broad range of private sector partners, to advance the IC’s mission and strengthen national security. She led numerous CIA and IC initiatives for more than 25 years, including several flagship programs related to information technology solutions.

As executive director of the Global Security Initiative, Bliss oversees research centers at ASU spanning cybersecurity; human, artificial intelligence and robot teaming; narrative, disinformation and strategic influence; and a Department of Homeland Security Center of Excellence. Bliss has nearly two decades of experience in the defense and security sector, with extensive knowledge of technology transfer and identifying advanced research capabilities to address mission and application needs. In addition to her role with the Global Security Initiative, Bliss is also a faculty member in the School of Computing and Augmented Intelligence.

Squires leads the advancement of the largest and most comprehensive engineering college in the United States. The Fulton Schools research enterprise is characterized by discoveries of foundational value and technology advancement for translational impact as evidenced by the fact that FSE is among the top 10 schools in the country for licenses and options, startups and invention disclosures. The Fulton Schools provides an array of opportunities for our students both within and beyond the classroom to acquire new knowledge and hone skills needed to develop novel intelligence and security solutions.