The Bottom Line Up Front

Leveraging data science and software engineering to innovate in the fight to disrupt illicit networks.

The C4ADS Data and Technology team was built as a bold experiment in response to a simple question: What if the power of data science and software development could be effectively applied to the common global good?

While next-gen technology can enable new evolutions of illicit networks, it can also be the single most powerful tool to fight against them. That’s why the innovative engine at C4ADS starts with data and technology.

Our data scientists and software engineers serve as a force multiplier, streamlining the speed and impact of our analysis, but also an incubator of new technology solutions in the fight to disrupt transnational illicit networks. We develop new tools to collect, structure, and analyze billions of lines of data, and apply our programming skills to creating tools and platforms which empower global conflict analysis.