☷The U S Government and AIR – Alliance for Innovative Regulation Announce First TechSprint to Combat Global Corruption United States Department of State
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The Department of State’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs ( INL ) and Department of the Treasury’s Office of Terrorist Financing and Financial Crimes are partnering with the AIR to support an inaugural Anti - Corruption Solutions through Emerging Technologies ( ASET ) Global Anti - Corruption TechSprint to combat global corruption . Corruption undermines democracy and respect for human rights , impedes investment , stifles economic growth , hampers government services , and allows criminality to flourish . Responding to this transnational threat , President Biden established fighting corruption as a core U . S . national security interest , releasing the first - ever U . S . Strategy on Countering Corruption , and elevating the fight against corruption as a pillar of the Summit for Democracy . The TechSprint allows for a collaboration with other governments , the private sector , civil society , and the responsible use of technology in the fight against corruption , which are core elements of both effective implementation of the strategy , and the Summit for Democracy’s Year of Action . The development and implementation of effective anti - corruption mechanisms consistent with international standards – and the ability to meet evolving corruption challenges – is vital to peace and prosperity and is a key Department of State commitment for the Summit for Democracy . INL’s ASET program advances the Administration’s anti - corruption strategy by supporting efforts to accelerate technological solutions to combat corruption worldwide . This multi - day virtual competition will bring together anti - corruption stakeholders from across government , civil society , and the private sector , to spur new ideas and relationships around anti - corruption measures , with a particular emphasis on financial solutions . The TechSprint prototypes may be further developed , tested , and adapted for global use by the teams that develop them . INL works to keep Americans safe by countering crime , illegal drugs , and instability abroad . The bureau is working around the world to , among other measures , build the capacity of foreign justice sector partners to investigate and prosecute complex corruption cases . For more information about the sprint , please visit https://www . anticorruptiontechsprint . org/ or contact INL - PAPD@state . gov .
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