Genocide. Mass rape. Ethnic cleansing. These and other mass atrocities threaten our security and offend our conscience. Here in the 21st century, we are now empowered by new technologies that can help prevent these crimes. It is our shared responsibility to act. This Tech Challenge will award prize money of up to $10,000 to the problem-solvers who develop innovative concept papers and prototypes that help us better respond to the following critical issues.The financing, arming, and coordination of atrocity perpetrators are too-often enabled through the activities of third parties such as multinational companies or financial institutions.For
2012 Government Web and New Media Conference
Government employees and contractors who use online tools and social media to meet their agency mission, including: agency web and new media directors, CIO/IT staff, program managers, public affairs personnel, web content writers and editors, usability specialists, designers, customer service advocates, and anyone else interested in and involved with government web and new media efforts.
The annual Government Web and New Media Conference
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