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Christopher Dufour

Christopher Dufour
Chief Awesome Dude,

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Christopher Dufour is a former founding member of the IED Task Force Tech Team. He has worked for multiple defense and intelligence contractors on a variety of interagency irregular warfare, strategic communication, influence operations, and public diplomacy projects. He attained his MA in Government & Communications from Johns Hopkins University where his thesis, “Strategic Service: Reforming the U.S. National Security Apparatus for the 21st Century,” was accepted with highest honors.

Since then, “Du4” has sought to bring creativity and innovation to every partner and client with whom he has worked. He currently writes a blog – Must.Be.AWESOME!!! – that investigates the roots and wherefores of all things AWESOME. A musician, performer, and born entertainer by nature, Du4 also acts as a creative force for a number of federal and non-governmental clients. You can connect with him on Twitter via his handle, “@Du4.”


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People often think that it's impractical if not impossible to renovate the way our government works. Instead of administering and preserving the status quo, how can we change the tedium of Gov 1.0 to a new Gov 2.0 standard of AWESOME? Here's a case study on doing just that courtesy of the IED Task Force Tech Team, circa 2004-2006. Read more.
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