Anthony M. Kurta, deputy assistant secretary of defense for military personnel policy, speaks at the Pentagon Force Protection Agency Human Trafficking Awareness Day seminar at the Pentagon, Jan. 11, 2018. Screenshot via Defense.gov
Human Trafficking Has No Place in DoD, Pentagon Official Says
By Terri Moon Cronk | Jan. 11, 2018
Combating human trafficking is a responsibility the Defense Department takes very seriously, it is modern-day slavery, the deputy assistant secretary of defense for military personnel policy said during a Human Trafficking Awareness Day seminar.

Special Operations Command's HEROs Combat Human Trafficking to Save Children Around the Globe
By Shannon Collins | Jan. 2, 2018
January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, and the Defense Department has teams who work year-round to combat these crimes worldwide.

Harvey Leake has seen up close the faces of human trafficking. Leake, who is a quality assurance engineer in the Defense Contract Management Agency’s Technical Directorate, deployed to Afghanistan deployed as a part of the Civilian Expeditionary Workforce program. This was his second deployment as a civilian employee. (DCMA photo by Tonya Johnson)
QA engineer fights human trafficking
By Tonya Johnson | Aug. 10, 2017
Harvey Leake said DCMA employees need to be aware human trafficking is a worldwide problem.

This heat map of human trafficking activity across the world is one of the tools that is part of DARPA's Memex program, designed to help law enforcement officers and others do investigations online and hunt down human traffickers. DARPA graphic
DARPA Program Helps to Fight Human Trafficking
By Cheryl Pellerin | Jan. 4, 2017
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is developing next-generation search technologies to help investigators find the online perpetrators of human trafficking.

Combatting Trafficking in Persons important for all
By Lt. Col. Leonard Burridge, 934 AW JAG | Dec. 29, 2016
Combatting Trafficking in Persons (“CTIP”) is an important consideration for all of us. DoDI

A Coast Guard Cutter Stratton boarding team investigates a self-propelled semi-submersible interdicted in international waters off the coast of Central America, July 19, 2015. The Stratton’s crew recovered more than 6 tons of cocaine from the 40-foot vessel. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class LaNola Stone
Operation Martillo Still Hammering Away at Illicit Trafficking
By | March 30, 2016
Led by Joint Interagency Task Force South in support of U.S. Southern Command, Operation Martillo is entering its fifth year of coordinating partner nation efforts to stop illicit trafficking routes in the coastal waters along the Central American isthmus.

Memex seeks to develop the next generation of search technologies and revolutionize the discovery, organization and presentation of search results. The Memex program gets its name and inspiration from a hypothetical device described in “As We May Think,” a 1945 article for the Atlantic Monthly magazine written by Vannevar Bush, director of the U.S. Office of Scientific Research and Development during World War II. Courtesy graphic
DARPA Tool Could Work Against ISIL
By Cheryl Pellerin | March 2, 2015
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency prepares for the diverse threats in today’s national security landscape – from low-tech ‘lone-wolf’ terrorists to high-tech adversaries to groups like ISIL that use both approaches.

DoD Increases Human Trafficking Awareness
By Terri Moon Cronk | Jan. 5, 2015
Defense Department awareness of slavery and human trafficking issues is paying off significantly because of mandatory employee training, the program manager for DoD’s Combating Trafficking in Persons program has reported.