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Oct 17

We Will Rise

On Wednesday, CNN aired We Will Rise, a documentary about First Lady Michelle Obama’s efforts to promote girls’ education worldwide. As a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer who worked on girls’ education efforts, I was struck by how familiar... read more →
Aug 25
Aug 11

Hackathon for First Responders Deemed a Success

GeoHuntsville Hackathon - May 2016 from Blue Compass on Vimeo. Credit: Jackson Dean Thank you to our event sponsors and partners: City of Huntsville, GEOHuntsville, Adobe, Samsung, Red Hat, GitHub, Carahsoft, AEgis Technologies, Compass-Huntsville, Plum Case, and TekSystems. Blue Compass is proud to be the Prime Contractor for the National Geospatial-Intelligence... read more →
Mar 21

Women’s History Month

This Women’s History Month, the Secretary of State John Kerry returned the spotlight to the issues that face women and girls by announcing the U.S. Global Strategy To Empower Adolescent Girls. This initiative will provide 40 million dollars to the PEPFAR DREAMS Innovation Challenge, which focuses on the 10 countries... read more →
Mar 20

UN Working Group visits the United States

  In December 2010, the UN Working Group on the issue of discrimination against women in law and practice completed a 10-day mission to the United States where they visited Alabama, Oregon, and Texas in an effort to assess the status of women in the United States. In her statement,... read more →
Jan 07
Sec of State John Kerry

President Obama reaffirms commitment to end human trafficking

On December 31, 2015, President Barack Obama issues a Presidential Proclamation declaring January 2016 National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. December 2015 also signifies the 150th anniversary of the ratification of the 13th amendment, which abolished slavery in the United States. Following President Obama’s lead, Secretary of State John Kerry led... read more →
Jul 20
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