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NGA Seeks Geospatial Image Colorization Algorithm

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency has announced a $15,000 prize competition meant to produce an algorithm for automatic image colorization. The agency said Wednesday the contest posted on challenge.gov is intended to generate an algorithm that facilitates a 10-hour autonomous implementation of color in 10-gigapixel panchromatic images. Christy Monaco, NGA director …

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NGA Launches Competition to Address Disparate Data Challenges

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency has launched a $200,000 competition on the Challenge.gov website for programs that would help address the agency’s disparate data challenges. The challenge aims to provide unified access to data with different formats, schemas, interfaces and locations to support applications such as business metrics and information analytics, NGA said Tuesday. NGA Director Robert …

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GSA Seeks New Tech Transformation Service Commissioner

The General Services Administration has begun its search for a new Technology Transformation Service commissioner who will work to manage the organization and the agencies it supports. GSA said Monday the new commissioner will lead efforts to help agencies develop, purchase and share technologies designed to serve the public and contribute to the government’s digital transformation. “Improving technology services …

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Kelly Olson: Challenge.gov to Expand Coverage, Open Fed Marketplace to More Innovation

Kelly Olson, senior innovation adviser and director of the General Services Administration‘s Challenge.gov website, has described the online crowdsourcing portal as a tool that opens government contracting sector to more ideas in an interview with FCW posted Monday. Olson told FCW that Challenge.gov also aims to minimize risk in acquisition and enable agencies to select the best from a …

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Dan Tangherlini: Challenges, Prizes Could Transform Procurement Process

Dan Tangherlini, head of the General Services Administration, believes challenges and prizes could change the government’s procurement process, he told FCW in an interview published Tuesday. Colby Hochmuth writes agencies are looking at existing prizes and challenges such as the Challenge.gov repository in order to change how the government buys products and services. “It’s very hard for programming and …

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GSA Crowdsourcing Website Picked for Harvard Innovations Award

Harvard University has given the U.S. General Services Administration’s Challenge.gov website the 2013 Innovations in American Government Award for leveraging crowdsourcing technology and collaboration between the government and the public. The Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government selected the website out …

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Electronic Govt. Fund May Recieve $12.4M in 2012

Congress may include $12.4 million for the Electronic Government Fund in the $1 trillion omnibus spending bill which legislatures are working to pass before a Friday deadline to avoid a government shutdown. The Electronic Government Act was signed into law in 2002 to “improve the methods by which government information, …

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Chopra Reflects on Year of Open Gov

2009, the first year of President Barack Obama’s tenure as chief executive, was all about building open government policies, federal Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra told Federal News Radio recently. 2010 was about actually implementing those policies, he added. And, in a segment for the radio station, Chopra said listeners …

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White House Launches New Web Platform to Boost Citizen Engagement

The White House has launched the new Challenge.gov, an online platform provided by the General Services Administration that allows federal agencies to post contests aimed at increasing public involvement with the government. As part of President Barack Obama’s call for an open government, agencies were called upon to leverage challenges …

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