GOVERNMENT TECHNOLOGY & SERVICES COALITION PARTNERS WITH INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY NEWS TO PROMOTE INNOVATION
Organizations collaborate to forward innovative ideas to advance national security
Washington, D.C., October 5 – Intelligence Community News, an online publication for the U.S. Intelligence community, and the Government Technology & Services Coalition announced today a partnership to help U.S. intelligence agencies with businesses that have innovative ideas to advance national security.
“We are excited at the opportunity to bring some innovation and opportunity to non-traditional government interested in helping the intelligence community. While historically more difficult to tackle, since the events of September 11th, the intelligence community has realized the potential of technologies and services in the small and mid-sized business community and made significant efforts to include their innovations. We look forward to helping them continue to facilitate the appropriate collaboration and market research to stay ahead of our enemies,” said Kristina Tanasichuk, CEO & Founder of the Government Technology & Services Coalition.
Intelligence Community News readers who become members of GTSC will gain access to numerous benefits and ICN will also work with GTSC to promote private sector innovation through a number of initiatives, including “Smashing the Box” events, which connect U.S. intelligence agencies with businesses that have innovative ideas to advance national security. Through a subscription to Intelligence Community News, you’ll be the first to know.
“Getting ‘in’ to the intelligence community is and should be difficult, however, some of the collaboration, crowdsourcing, and information collection tools developed outside the community can be extremely useful to predict terrorist attacks, find bad actors, and help the nation stop the next major attack. We are excited at the opportunity to find ways to bring these ideas and companies to the IC community,” said Loren Blinde, PhD and Editor of Intelligence Community News.
Intelligence Community News and GTSC will work on “Smashing the Box” events, which connect U.S. Intelligence agencies with businesses that have innovative ideas to advance national security, jointly develop collaboration points, and provide input to challenges before the IC community. Learn more about ICN at www.IntelligenceCommunityNews.com