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All GDELT Event Files

The Global Database of Events, Language, and Tone (GDELT) is an initiative to construct a catalog of human societal-scale behavior and beliefs across all countries of the world, connecting every person, organization, location, count, theme, news source, and event across the planet into a single massive network that captures what's happening around the world, what its context is and who's involved, and how the world is feeling about it, every single day. 

The Global Database of Events, Language, and Tone (GDELT) is an initiative to construct a catalog of human societal-scale behavior and beliefs across all countries of the world, connecting every person, organization, location, count, theme, news source, and event across the planet into a single massive network that captures what's happening around the world, what its context is and who's involved, and how the world is feeling about it, every single day.

GDELT is designed to help support new theories and descriptive understandings of the behaviors and driving forces of global-scale social systems from the micro-level of the individual through the macro-level of the entire planet by offering realtime synthesis of global societal-scale behavior into a rich quantitative database allowing realtime monitoring and analytical exploration of those trends.

GDELT's evolving ability to capture ethnic, religious, and other social and cultural group relationships will offer profoundly new insights into the interplay of those groups over time, offering a rich new platform for understanding patterns of social evolution, while the data's realtime nature will expand current understanding of social systems beyond static snapshots towards theories that incorporate the nonlinear behavior and feedback effects that define human interaction and greatly enrich fragility indexes, early warning systems, and forecasting efforts.

GDELT's goal is to help uncover previously-obscured spatial, temporal, and perceptual evolutionary trends through new forms of analysis of the vast textual repositories that capture global societal activity, from news and social media archives to knowledge repositories.

Key Features

  1. Covers all countries globally
  2. Covers a quarter-century: 1979 to present
  3. Daily updates every day, 365 days a year
  4. Based on cross-section of all major international, national, regional, local, and hyper-local news sources, both print and broadcast, from nearly every corner of the globe, in both English and vernacular
  5. 58 fields capture all available detail about event and actors
  6. Ten fields capture significant detail about each actor, including role and type
  7. All records georeferenced to the city or landmark as recorded in the article
  8. Sophisticated geographic pipeline disambiguates and affiliates geography with actors
  9. Separate geographic information for location of event and for both actors, including GNS and GNIS identifiers
  10. All records include ethnic and religious affiliation of both actors as provided in the text
  11. Even captures ambiguous events in conflict zones ("unidentified gunmen stormed the mosque and killed 20 civilians")
  12. Specialized filtering and linguistic rewriting filters considerably enhance accuracy
  13. Wide array of media and emotion-based "importance" indicators for each event
  14. Nearly a quarter-billion event records
  15. 100% open, unclassified, and available for unlimited use and redistribution

Daily Updates (Events)

This is the full resolution event GDELT dataset containing all data fields for each event record and updated daily beginning April 1, 2013. It contains an additional field at the end of each record that is not in the backfiles, which is the Source URL, which gives the Source URL of the article the event was found in.

Each morning, seven days a week, the latest daily update is posted by 4AM CST. This file is named with the previous day's date in the format "YYYYMMDD.export.CSV.zip" (ie the morning of May 24, 2013 a new file called "20130524.export.CSV.zip" is added). UNIX or Linux users can easily set up a cronjob or other automatic scheduling processes to automatically download the latest daily update each morning and process it for watchboarding, forecasting, early warning, alert services, and other applications.

NOTE that while each of the Backfile ZIPs record only those events occuring during the specific month/year of the file, the daily files contain all events found in news coverage published on that day. This means that the vast majority of each daily file will be events that occurred that day, but there will also be a certain percentage of events from previous days that were mentioned in coverage of that day. Thus, users should perform basic date filtering to ensure that only events during the desired time frame(s) are considered.

- See more at: http://gdeltproject.org/data.html#dailyupdates

Download Daily Update Files

Below is the full resolution GDELT event dataset running January 1, 1979 through March 31, 2013 and containing all data fields for each event record. The years 1979 through 2005, inclusive, are available as yearly downloads containing all records for each year, while starting in January 2006 data is available as monthly downloads due to the larger number of records per month over time. 

Antiterrorism Assistance Program



An ATA instructor, left, helps a foreign civilian police officer, right,  hone his firearms skills.The Office of Antiterrorism Assistance (ATA), administers the Antiterrorism Assistance Program. The ATA program trains civilian security and law enforcement personnel from friendly governments in police procedures that deal with terrorism. DS officers work with the host country's government and a team from that country's U.S. mission to develop the most effective means of training for bomb detection, crime scene investigation, airport and building security, maritime protections, and VIP protection.

DS assesses the training needs, develops the curriculum, and provides the resources to conduct the training. The bureau uses its own training experts as well as those from other U.S. federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies, police associations, and private security firms and consultants.

Most ATA program recipients are developing nations lacking human and other resources needed to maintain an effective antiterrorism program and infrastructure. ATA training seeks to address deficiencies noted in the ability to perform the following areas:

  • Protecting national borders
  • Protecting critical infrastructure
  • Protecting national leadership
  • Responding to and resolving terrorist incidents
  • Managing critical terrorists incidents having national-level implications

Since its inception in 1983, the program has trained and assisted over 84,000 foreign security and law enforcement officials from 154 countries. These foreign security and law enforcement personnel have received training in bomb detection, crime scene investigations, airport and building security, maritime security, dignitary protection, and numerous other disciplines to increase their counterterrorism capabilities and capacity. These officials are now better prepared to fight terrorism and protect Americans overseas in times of crisis. DS has received numerous stories from foreign police officers who have used their ATA training successfully to counter terrorist situations in their countries.

For more information about ATA programs, please view the 2011 ATA Year in Review.

Antiterrorism Assistance Trainers

In support of the Department of State’s Antiterrorism Assistance Program, we are looking for security and law enforcement personnel capable of training students in all antiterrorism functional areas.

If you feel that your knowledge and expertise can help strengthen our growing team we welcome the opportunity to meet with you to discuss the rewarding opportunity. We are currently acceptingresumes from qualified instructors within the following functional areas:


  • Airport Security Management

  • Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN)

  • Cybersecurity

  • Digital Forensics and Digital Infrastructure Protection

  • Explosive Countermeasures Training

  • Maritime Security

  • Operational Security

  • Operational Security Applications

  • Police Security Management

  • Police Security Technical Skills

  • Tactical Training


Countries we operate in:


  • Albania
  • Argentina
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bahamas
  • Bangladesh
  • Belize
  • Botswana
  • Budapest
  • Chad
  • Colombia
  • Dakar
  • Djibouti
  • Egypt
  • Ethiopia
  • Hungary
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Jamaica
  • Isreal
  • Jordan
  • Kathmandu
  • Kenya
  • Kuwait
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Lebanon
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Malaysia
  • Mauritius
  • Mexico
  • Nepal
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Senegal
  • Singapore
  • South Africa
  • Sri Lanka
  • St. Kitts
  • Tajikistan
  • Tanzania
  • Thailand
  • Turkmenistan
  • Uganda
  • Yemen


Please submit to us your qualifications and resume. Thank you for expressing your interest in TAC Technologies.



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