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White House crowdsources open-government playbook

In writing a new tipsheet for agencies about engaging the public, the White House is practicing what it's preaching.

Tags: open government , GSA , Justin Herman , Corinna Zarek , Daniel Schuman , Sean Vitka , CREW , Sunlight Foundation , transparency , Emily Kopp , technology

Wednesday - 11/26/2014, 01:07pm EST

NGA's belief in open source, crowdsourcing heating up

The National Geospatial Intelligence Agency turned to GitHub, an open source platform, for help in developing mission apps. NGA earlier this week placed its first open source developed app on iTunes.

Tags: technology , open source , GitHub , National Geospatial Technical Operations Center , Dave White , Chris Rasmussen , Ask the CIO , Jason Miller

Thursday - 11/20/2014, 09:34am EST
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DHS Science and Technology seeks help to find its ‘North Star'

Reggie Brothers, the undersecretary for Science and Technology at the Homeland Security Department, is crowdsourcing ideas across four broad goals to determine where research and development is heading over the next decade. He will use the results of the crowdsourcing effort to influence S&T's strategic plan.

Tags: technology , research and development , DHS , Reggie Brothers , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 08/27/2014, 04:24am EDT
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Saving lives ... one mobile app at a time

When disasters strike, information sharing becomes key for both first responders and the people affected on the ground. Over the past 10 months, two members of the private sector have dedicated their time and skills working with the federal government to develop apps and crowdsourcing techniques that could help save lives when the next Superstorm Sandy hits. Federal News Radio learns more about their individual projects as part of our special report, Solving Our Nation's Toughest Challenges: The Presidential Innovation Fellows.

Tags: Jacqueline Kazil , Derek Frempong , FEMA , Department of Energy , GeoQ , Lantern , social media , Lena Trudeau , Presidential Innovation Fellows , workforce , Shefali Kapadia

Wednesday - 04/02/2014, 04:00am EDT

Army enlists public to solve battlefield equipment gaps

The Army's Rapid Equipping Force is unpacking the results of a new demonstration designed to crowdsource soldiers' top-priority battlefield needs.

Tags: DoD , Army , acquisition , industry , Rapid Equipping Force , social media , Gary Frost , Jared Serbu

Friday - 02/14/2014, 04:33am EST
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USDA's online complaint form to aid food safety probes

The Department of Agriculture's new online consumer complaint form could help the agency trace the root of a food safety problem. Federal News Radio interviews David Goldman, assistant administrator for USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service.

Tags: David Goldman , FSIS , USDA , technology , poultry inspection , Federal Drive

Monday - 10/15/2012, 10:56am EDT
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USAID crowdsources to clean up aid data

The United States Agency for International Development called on volunteers to clean up data with more accurate geolocation information. Over the weekend, USAID held a crowdsourcing event asking for volunteers from the public to help code and research information on 20,000 records.

Tags: USAID , Shadrock Roberts , technology , Federal Drive

Monday - 06/04/2012, 10:46am EDT
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State Dept. competition expands horizons of social networking

A contest sponsored by the State Department mobilized people online to find and photograph three individual (fictional) criminal suspects in five global cities in just 12 hours.

Tags: technology , science , State Department , TAG Challenge , Manuel Cebrian , Joshua deLara , social networking , law enforcement , DoD , DARPA , Jared Serbu

Monday - 04/09/2012, 05:22am EDT
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DARPA challenge unshreds destroyed documents

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) wanted to know how quickly people could put shredded documents together again. The answer: pretty quickly.

Tags: DARPA , technology , shredder , DoD , cybersecurity , University of California San Diego , Manuel Cebrian , Norm Whittaker , Dan Kaufman , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 11/23/2011, 05:23am EST
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Analysis: Prioritizing key to VanRoekel's future success

Dan Mintz, former Transportation Department CIO, found much to like in Steven VanRoekel's first major speech.

Tags: Dan Mintz , Powertek , Steven VanRoekel , CIO , In Depth , Future First , TechAmerica , OMB , technology , IT , cybersecurity , policy , management

Thursday - 10/27/2011, 04:37pm EDT
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