Under current law, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) is required to collect key details on federally sponsored challenges and prize competitions that launched, ran, or closed during any part of fiscal years 2017 and 2018. OSTP will compile the data into a biennial report that provides insights to Congress and guidance to other agencies.
This year, we’re making it easier! Register for this information session to find out:
- how the reporting template has been simplified and how to master a solid report-out,
- what the Challenge.gov team is providing to alert you early about your challenges, and
- when your templates are due and the final report is estimated to publish.
Who should attend:
Federal employees who have been involved in running a prize competition for their agencies at any point during fiscal years 2017 and 2018.
Jennifer Shieh wears dual hats at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, where she’ll coordinate this year’s Implementation of Prize Authority Progress Report and focus on the transfer of federally funded research and development from lab to market. As chief scientist at the Small Business Administration (SBA) Office of Investment and Innovation, she coordinates policy across the 11 agencies participating in the Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) programs.
Xueying “Shirley” Han is a research staff at the Science and Technology Policy Institute (STPI), a federally funded research and development center partnered with OSTP to bring objective analysis to this mandated reporting. Since joining STPI in 2016, she has brought experience and expertise in the areas including China science and technology policy, STEM education, global migration of talent, and survey and experimental methodology, among others.
Tammy White is the senior analyst for the Challenge.gov program. Maintained by the General Services Administration, Challenge.gov has supported and encouraged agencies in the use of crowdsourcing competitions since 2010.
- Sample: Read the last report to Congress from FY16.
- More: Learn other ways to document your challenge’s outcomes and results.
- Have questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.