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Global Engagement Center

Technology Engagement Team

Our Mission

The Technology Engagement Team's Mission: To defend against foreign disinformation and propaganda by transitioning technologies from concept to application at scale and in support of smart policies and operations. TET leads U.S. Government innovation efforts by convening technology experts and programmatic authorities from the public and private sectors, and pushes innovation against this key problem. TET has developed a dedicated effort for the U.S. Government to identify, assess, test and implement technologies against the problems of foreign propaganda and disinformation, in cooperation with foreign partners, private industry and academia.

The Global Engagement Center's Mission: "To direct, lead, synchronize, integrate, and coordinate efforts of the federal government to recognize, understand, expose, and counter foreign state and foreign non-state propaganda and disinformation efforts aimed at undermining or influencing the policies, security, or stability of the United State, and United States allies, and partner nations." - Section 1287 of the FY17 NDAA.

TET Director's Box
  • “To effectively execute our mission, the GEC needs to leverage not just the expertise within government and within our partner governments, but also the expertise, insights, and creativity of private industry and the academic community."
    Lea Gabrielle, GEC Special Envoy

  • By the end of 2023, industry leaders and the interagency will have increased lines of communication that limits lag in CPD technology awareness and uptake across the interagency, private industry, and foreign partners while leveraging under-utilized partnerships to increase capacity and creative avenues to counter foreign state and foreign non-state propaganda and disinformation.

  • The TET looks forward to engaging with interagency and foreign government partners as well as academia and private industry representatives. We are all in this effort together and can achieve the best results when we combine and learn from each other's creativity, determination, and capabilities.
    Patricia Watts, Director of the Technology Engagement Team —
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    Disinfo Cloud

    Disinfo Cloud is an unclassified platform that acts as a repository to catalog an ever-growing list of tools and technologies for use in the counter propaganda and disinformation (CPD) space. Disinfo Cloud works in favor of the interagency through its visualization of tools, tool categories, assessments, and test opportunities.

    Learn More About Disinfo Cloud Disinfo Cloud

    Upcoming Events

    The TET participates in a wide range of activities. See what events we will be a part of in the future!

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    Tech Demos

    Tech Demos enable a forum for technology discussion and introduces unique technologies for CPD use by the USG interagency and foreign partners.

    See upcoming Tech Demos Tech Demos

    Disinfo Cloud Blog

    Visit the Disinfo Cloud Blog to view "spotlight" features on what companies are doing to counter propaganda and disinformation; checkout "event roundups" that review activities that occurred over the past week; and review "news roundups" that showcase articles discussing propaganda, disinformation, and technology!

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