by Patrick Wood
The Pentagon has its Technocrat scientist operation with
DARPA, the Defense Advanced
Research Projects Agency. The intelligence community has its own
IARPA, the Intelligence Advanced
Research Projects Activity.
Imagine having a beefy budget, no project restraints, and you can
try to invent anything your mind can brainstorm into existence.
The only requirement is
that it has to somehow support the various Intel agencies that sit
underneath the Office of the Director of National Intelligence
and reports directly to the Director of National Intelligence.
IARPA’s stated mission is to,
"Lead and support
Intelligence Community integration; delivering insights, driving
capabilities, and investing in the future."
Sounds simple enough.
Then it gets interesting:
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IARPA claims that they do
not implement the things they invent, which effectively removes
them from responsibility for their actions and inventions.
It’s a Technocrat’s dream
The ODNI was created by President
George Bush in February 2005 in
order to consolidate all 17 Intel agencies underneath a central
authority and manager.
This necessitated a
complete restructuring and repurposing of America’s Intelligence
apparatus, a feat that had never been done before.
The person President Bush chose for this reorganization was John
Negroponte, a member of
the Trilateral Commission. During his two
year tenure, Negroponte created IARPA to be a technological
brainstorming arm to invent surveillance and analysis systems for
In January, 2009, another Trilateral Commission member , Adm. Dennis
Blair, served as
DNI under Obama.
What type of projects is IARPA working on?
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Mapping the Brain
For those who think that
the National Security Agency (NSA) and
CIA come up with crazy Intel
technologies, now you know where most of it comes from.
And, don’t forget that
the master fingerprint of the whole enterprise belongs to the