Research Matters

Central Intelligence Agency Launches CIA Labs

CIA launches CIA Labs

The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) recently announced the establishment of CIA Labs, a federal laboratory and R&D arm for CIA to drive advanced science and technology.  CIA Labs’ focus will be multidisciplinary, with research interests in:

·         Advanced materials and manufacturing

·         Artificial intelligence, machine learning, and data analytics

·         Bioscience and biotechnology

·         Distributed ledger/blockchain-enabled technologies

·         Virtual and augmented reality

·         High performance and quantum computing

·         Future wireless and telecommunications technologies

·         Robotic, autonomous, and human interface systems

CIA Labs provides an opportunity for the CIA to become a strategic partner to the larger federal labs R&D community, including academia and private industry.  More information can be found at