The General Services Administration is taking steps to further the administration’s goal of having an open and participatory government.
Most recently, GSA called other agencies to boost innovation with plans to launch an online innovation challenge platform.
This online platform is free and will hopefully promote more public participation. GSA’s Associate Administrator for GSA’s Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies David McClure said, “By providing an online challenge and prizes platform governmentwide, GSA is helping agencies promote and harness innovation to more effectively engage with the public.”
The use of this new platform is motivated by the goal to empower the public to get involved in helping solve some of the critical issues in the government. The platform will be powered by ChallengePost and will be available next month.
ChallengePost is a platform that is being used for AppsforHealthyKids.com. For GSA’s new innovation challenge platform, it will be an avenue for agencies to post different issues and solicit suggestions from citizens.