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OSTP, GSA Issue Report on Agencies’ Use of Prize Competitions; Kelvin Droegemeier Quoted

A joint report by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and the General Services Administration shows that the number of federal agency-backed prize competitions listed on Challenge.gov has increased from 744 to 875 since the 2016 study, FCW reported Friday. The challenges authorized under the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2010 have led to the emergence of startups and offered agencies a mass of examples to launch their own initiatives, according to the report.

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Library of Congress to Unveil Crowdsourcing Program as Part of Digital Strategy

The U.S. Library of Congress will introduce a crowdsourcing program on Wednesday, Oct. 24, in an effort to facilitate access to its physical and digital collections through tagging and transcription. A blog post published Wednesday says the program is part of its new Digital Strategy and strategic plan, which seeks to facilitate connections with citizens through a digitally enabled, data-driven and user-centered approach.

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Vicki Hildebrand: Transportation Dept Eyes Crowdsourced Bug-Hunting Through ‘Cleansing Program’

Vicki Hildebrand, chief information officer at the Department of Transportation, has said DOT has started to design a new “cleansing program” to facilitate crowdsourced cyber vulnerability hunting activities at component agencies, Nextgov reported Friday.

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IARPA Program Seeks to Build Up Analytic Reasoning Through Crowdsourcing-Based Platforms

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity has launched a new program to develop and test technology platforms that seek to use crowdsourcing to help analysts and decision makers understand and determine whether assumptions and evidence support their conclusions. The Crowdsourcing Evidence, Argumentation, Thinking and Evaluation program seeks to “combine crowdsourcing with …

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DoD-Led Crowdsourcing Effort Draws in Ideas to Address Operational Challenges

A Defense Department-launched crowdsourcing effort has received nearly 100 submissions of proposals designed to address operational challenges on power projection, counter-power projection and changes in joint force operational and organizational constructs, DoD News reported Wednesday. Cheryl Pellerin writes the three chairs of the Operational Challenges Crowdsourcing Initiative selected two top papers and several …

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Woodrow Wilson Intl Center Issues Recommendations for Citizen Engagement Opportunities

Federal employees discussed recommendations on how to utilize citizen engagement to address challenges the U.S. faces during a gathering at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Kelly Olson, acting director of the Technology Transformation Service’s innovation portfolio, wrote in a blog post published Monday on the General Services Administration website …

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DoD Accelerator Program Aims to Spur Public-Private Natl Security Tech Collaboration

The Defense Department has partnered with a network of U.S. research universities to establish an accelerator program that aims to promote civil-military technology collaboration to support national security efforts. DoD said Friday the MD5 National Security Technology Accelerator was launched at a hackathon wherein technologists worked with military and civilian first responders to address humanitarian assistance …

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GSA Unveils New Website for Citizen Science & Crowdsourcing; Denise Turner Roth Comments

The General Services Administration and Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars have launched a new online hub to facilitate citizen science and crowdsourcing projects in support of the federal government. Kelly Olson, senior innovation adviser and director of Challenge.gov, wrote in a blog post published Thursday that Citizenscience.gov looks to connect federal agencies to the public in …

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