Information Innovation Office

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The Information Innovation Office (I2O) is one of the seven technical offices within DARPA, an agency of the U.S. Department of Defense that is responsible for the development of advanced technology for national security. I2O was created in 2010 by combining the Information Processing Techniques Office (IPTO) and the Transformational Convergence Technology Office (TCTO).[1] The office focuses on basic and applied research in the areas of cyber security, data analytics, and human-machine symbiosis.[2][3]


The current I2O office director is John Launchbury, who joined DARPA as program manager in 2014 and was named director in 2015.[4] Brian Pierce is the deputy director.[5]

Active Programs[edit]

DARPA programs continually start and stop depending on national security needs and research results, and the high-turnover rate of program managers.[6] Some programs within I2O’s research areas are:


  1. ^ DARPA: navigating the rapidly expanding infospace, SXSW, 8 March 2014. Retrieved 21 September 2016
  2. ^ How DARPA's I2O finds innovation on the edge, Federal Times, 2 October 2015. Retrieved 21 September 2016
  3. ^ Information Innovation Office Official Website,, Retrieved 21 September 2016
  4. ^ Defense department taps Portland security expert to help make computer systems safer (Portland Business Journal, 9 June 2014. Retrieved 21 September 2016.
  5. ^ Brian Pierce: DARPA I2O Programs Seek Innovation through Info Ecosystem, Executive Gov, 5 October 2015.
  6. ^ Innovation at DARPA, DARPA Report, p.8. Retrieved 22 September 2016.
  7. ^ DARPA’s Researchers Plan Software That Wil Run for Hundreds of Years Without Upgrades,, 13 April 2015. Retrieved 22 September 2016.
  8. ^ Reinventing the Internet to Make It Safer, New York Times, 2 December 2014. Retrieved 22 September 2016.
  9. ^ DARPA’s Newest Language Translator Would be Less Handheld Device, More Robot Assistant, Popular Science, 6 April 2011. Retrieved 22 September 2016.
  10. ^ DARPA wants artificial intelligence to explain conclusions and reasoning to humans, Next Big Future, 19 August 2016. Retrieved 22 September 2016.