2020 Fed 100

Federal 100: Rebecca Fair


Name: Rebecca Fair
Title: CEO and Co-Founder
Organization: Thresher

Data delivers results. After a decade as a leader within government, Fair left to co-found Thresher, a firm that builds tools to enable data scientists to rapidly deploy the models and algorithms that drive better decision-making by agencies. In 2019, she and her team had a significant impact on U.S. government missions by helping to reverse-engineer social media posts written in Chinese and analyze content in multiple Arabic dialects. Their work helped identify information that foreign governments are manipulating to shape narratives, including those that enable censorship and the generation of propaganda.

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