Defining Ideation in Challenge Competitions

Apr 18, 2014 |

There is some confusion about how “ideation” fits into challenge and prize competitions. Often, we hear from agencies that they would like to ask the public for ideas, to survey them on a specific question, or to request proposals in response to a Read »

Crowdsource Ideas with New Competition Platform

Mar 11, 2014 |

Federal agencies now have the ability to create a challenge competition website that accepts submissions and allows public voting with a new, no-cost tool. The team unveiled and demonstrated the capabilities of GSA’s new crowdsourcing and prize competition platform, on a DigitalGov University webinar. The platform is now available for any Read »

Double Digit Crowdsourcing Competitions Launch in February

Feb 26, 2014 |

This is a phenomenal month for federal challenge and prize competitions with 12 new programs launched in February. The platform usually averages four to six new challenges a month, so we’re excited to see the year start off with a big push to engage citizens in creative Read »

FEMA App adds ‘Disaster Reporter’ feature

Jan 16, 2014

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is taking the well-known slogan, “See something, say something,” to the crowd. Consider it more “See something, submit something.” Harnessing the power of citizen intelligence to understand and respond to disasters, FEMA in late 2013 launched a new feature in Read »

Results Posted: 2012 Challenge Report

Dec 20, 2013 |

This week the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy released its second comprehensive report detailing the use of federal challenge and prize competitions. Read it and you’ll find details about the fiscal benefits of more than 300 competitions implemented by 45 agencies. As the report Read » Named as Top 5 Finalist Harvard Innovation Award

Nov 26, 2013 |

Thanks to the tremendous work of challenge managers across federal government and the support of the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy, the program at GSA has been named one of the top 5 Read »

NOAA’s Release Mako App

Apr 26, 2012

Mobile Gov Experiences are agency stories about creating anytime, anywhere, any device government services and info. This entry is a story shared by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The Release Mako App was created for fisherman to report their catch and releases of shortfin mako sharks in real time. Read »