Federal Crowdsourcing

Federal Crowdsourcing Webinar Series, Episode 15 — 10x: Transforming Technology Through Agile Investments

Thursday, October 29, 2020 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET

Hosted by 10x and Digital.gov

Register Add to Cal 2020-10-29 02:00 PM 2020-10-29 03:00 PM America/New_York Federal Crowdsourcing Webinar Series, Episode 15 — 10x: Transforming Technology Through Agile Investments In this webinar, we will discuss GSA’s incremental investment program, 10x, which is modeled after modern venture capital best practices and start up studios. Event Page: https:/event/2020/10/29/federal-crowdsourcing-webinar-series-episode-15-10x-transforming-technology-through-agile-investments/ Digital.gov digitalgov@gsa.gov

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The U.S. General Services Administration’s 10x program is unique from other crowdsourcing programs in a few key ways:

  1. It is government-wide.
  2. Products funded by 10x must be reusable across government.
  3. Idea authors and project teams are intentionally distanced.

Key takeaways from the session will include:

  • An overview of the 10x process.
  • Advantages and challenges in the government-wide scope.
  • Pros and cons of a framework where the idea originator is not part of the project team.


Nico Papafil is the co-founder and Director of 10x in GSA’s Technology Transformation Service. Nico oversees the budget and financials, staffing, contracts business operations, and day to day program management. Since FY15, he has managed a portfolio of over $81M in technology investments.

Sarah Crane and Dan Radounis are project coordinators for 10x. In this role, they provide guidance, mentorship and oversight of the 10x project teams.

Will Cahoe provides program support to 10x through communications, marketing, and community-building. Will’s contributions have been recognized in a Government Innovation Award, a GEARS of Government award, and Fedscoop 50 nomination, and more.

10x funds technology-focused ideas from federal employees with an aim to improve the experience all people have with our government.