DoD Participates in Disaster Relief Hackathon in New York City

The MD5 National Security Technology Accelerator, a public-private partnership between the Department of Defense, New York University and a large network of top U.S. research universities, is being officially launched at a hackathon today in Brooklyn, New York, according to DoD officials. 

During the inaugural MD5 Hackathon, technologists from across the country will work together with military and civilian first responders, including the New York Fire Department, to create solutions to humanitarian assistance and disaster relief challenges in dense urban environments.

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