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What are our programs?

Tech Demo Series
Tech Demo Series: The TET hosts the Tech Demo Series every two weeks. The Series creates a forum for technology discussion and introduces unique technologies for countering propaganda and disinformation for use by the U.S. government and foreign partners. The forum creates opportunities to identify and present propaganda and disinformation challenges, as well as develop ideas for how the technologies and tools may be applied in a test case against these challenges.
Tech Challenges
Tech Challenges: The GEC convenes intensive workshops with international partners to understand, assess and find ways to implement effective tech solutions to foreign propaganda and disinformation. These one or two day Tech Challenges are focused primarily on supporting foreign technologists. The GEC and its foreign partners invite foreign-based technologists to demonstrate their capabilities in real time during the Tech Challenge. GEC/TET, in conjunction with its partner Park Advisors, awards Tech Challenge the winner(s) with sub-grants.

Tech Testbed:
The TET solicits real U.S. government propaganda and disinformation challenges and tests specific tools or technologies against a submitted proposal. Tests can combine existing capabilities or implement novel tech solutions over the course of four to six weeks for rapid assessment. Results are posted on the Disinfo Cloud.

Disinfo Cloud:
In support of monitoring and tracking progress as well as connecting the interagency and foreign partners with the programs listed above, TET has established an online platform: Disinfo Cloud. Learn more about this platform and its applications on our Disinfo Cloud page.

In December 2019, TET established a Silicon Valley location to facilitate public-private coordination and broker constructive engagements between the U.S. government and the tech sector, academia, and research. The goal is to increase collaboration that results in identifying, exposing, and defending against foreign adversarial propaganda and disinformation.
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