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Get Started with Challenge and Prize Competitions

Get Started with Challenge and Prize Competitions

Interested in running a challenge and prize competition, but don’t know where to start? Well, here are all the resources GSA’s Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies has to offer: 1) Challenge.gov. Put your agency’s challenges on this government-wide listing and learn about more than 300 public prizes run over the past three years. You […]

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Six Tips for Measuring Success in Challenge Competitions

Six Tips for Measuring Success in Challenge Competitions

You’ve run a challenge and prize competition, selected your winners, and distributed the prizes. If you think you’re done, guess again. There’s much more to challenge and prize competition success than getting a solution that solves your problem or meets the criteria. You need to measure success right after your challenge as you work to implement the winning […]

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HHS Uses Crowdsourcing in Booming mHealth Industry

HHS Uses Crowdsourcing in Booming mHealth Industry

The mobile health (mHealth) market is projected to become a $50 billion industry by 2020, and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has been actively contributing to the rise of the mHealth applications. The agency uses public prize competitions like the recent “Game On: HIV/STD Prevention Mobile Application Video Game Challenge“ to crowdsource a […]

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Crowdsource Ideas with New Competition Platform

Crowdsource Ideas with New Competition Platform

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 Challenge.gov team unveiled and demonstrated the capabilities of GSA’s new crowdsourcing and prize competition platform, Challenge.sites.usa.gov on a DigitalGov University webinar. The platform is now available for any federal employee to log […]

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Open for Innovation in DigitalGov!

Open for Innovation in DigitalGov!

There’s tons of great work and innovations happening in federal agencies, and it is happening fast. From mobile, to social, to user experience, to APIs, to data and codesharing, agencies are embracing the 21st century citizen expectations and working to deliver anytime, anywhere, any device services and information to the public. How do we tap […]

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Lights, Camera, Action! – 7 Tips to Run a Successful Video Challenge

Lights, Camera, Action! – 7 Tips to Run a Successful Video Challenge

Not sure how to craft a video challenge that will result in the creative solutions your agency is looking for? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Jason Crusan from NASA and Tammi Marcoullier from Challenge.gov joined a recent DigitalGov University webinar to share best practices and hurdles in running video competitions. We’ve recapped their advice and key […]

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Running a Successful Video Challenge

Running a Successful Video Challenge

Launching a successful public prize competition that asks solvers to create high quality video requires specialized knowledge. Luckily, Jason Crusan of NASA is here to guide us through launching and running a video challenge. NASA has received incredible solutions to their “Zero Robotics” and “Video Time Capsule” challenges. Jason will be here to tell you […]

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GitHub for Government

GitHub for Government

GitHub – if your agency is working on open source software, you’ve probably heard about it. But did you know you can use it to version, track, and collaborate on almost anykind of data or document? Noah Kunin from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) will show how GitHub can be used effectively for any team, not just developers!

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Join HHS Ignite Innovation Day on Friday

Join HHS Ignite Innovation Day on Friday

This post was originally published on the IDEA Lab blog by Read Holman, HHS Innovation Advisor to the Chief Technology Officer and an Intrapreneur working in the HHS IDEA Lab. Launched last year in “beta” by Secretary Sebelius, HHS Ignite supports early-stage projects that can be completed in tight time frames. Ignite is part of HHS’s IDEA Lab, which […]

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Citizen Needs Come First for UK Websites

Citizen Needs Come First for UK Websites

We have long believed that “governments learn best from other governments” and encourage far-ranging discussions with experts from other countries, as well as state and local governments.  An example of  this came to fruition when Michael Bracken, creator and director of the United Kingdom’s Government Digital Service, spoke to a cadre of Presidential Innovation Fellows and […]

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