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Global Engagement Center

Technology Engagement Team

Our Mission

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

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 the U.S. Government’s sole dedicated effort to identify, assess, test and implement technologies against the problems of foreign propaganda and disinformation, in cooperation with foreign partners, private industry and academia.

Section 1287 (b)(5) of the FY17 NDAA directs the GEC to "facilitate the use of a wide range of technologies and techniques by sharing expertise among federal department and agencies, seeking expertise from external sources and implementing best practices."

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