Home Office looking for counter terrorism IT ideas

The government is looking for IT experts to help in the fight against terrorism.

The Home Office has published the new Counter-Terrorism Science and Technology Strategy, and is inviting academic and industry experts to help develop “ground-breaking” ways of identifying and combating terrorists.

The idea is to broaden efforts beyond the police, military and security services.

“Science and technology play a key part in counter-terrorism, enhancing our ability to pursue terrorists, prevent radicalisation, protect essential services and infrastructure and prepare for a terrorist attack,” the Home Office said in a statement.

It added that terrorists "will continue to exploit modern technology, not only to plan and conduct attacks, but also to disseminate propaganda and recruit people to their cause”.

More information, and a list of relevant government contacts, are available here.

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