Nick Weir, challenge manager for SpaceNet at In-Q-Tel’s CosmiQ Works lab, discusses how his project crowdsources AI solutions for government applications.
Science-focused agencies have turned to citizen scientists to fill gaps in their data, or have urged members of the industry to develop innovative ideas to problems through government-funded prize challenges.
Mark Jaster, founder of 418 Intelligence, discusses the new system the company has developed to let cybersecurity experts freelance their knowledge, helping companies find flaws in their systems. Jaster also discusses the problem with investors that search for a “silver bullet” in potential startups.
For more than a year, the Section 809 panel, named for a line in an earlier authorization bill, has been examining ways to improve it.
Despite being one of the wealthiest areas in the United States, the D.C. region is still a tough place for startups to raise growth capital. Crowdsourcing might be able to fix that.
The federal government is crowdsourcing equity, funding and now — ideas. Michael Contreras is the director of SensisChallenges, one of the groups in the D.C. region being contracted to solve some of the government’s problems.
The Intelligence Advanced Projects Research Activity is using crowdsourcing to improve human reasoning. It’s called the CREATE program. Dr. Steve Rieber, the program director, fills in Federal Drive with Tom Temin on all the details.
Just a few short years ago, using challenge grants, crowdsourcing and citizen science to solve problems seemed revolutionary to federal managers. Federal Drive with Tom Temin guest Jenn Gustetic, the small business innovation research program executive at NASA, was one person behind the sea change. She started her federal career barely two years ago at the office of Science and Technology Policy. For her work on new approaches, she’s also a finalist in this year’s Service to America Medals program.
OSTP launches 25 new challenge grants, adding to the 450 it’s already completed.
The crowdsourcing model is coming in full force to the discussion about the future of federal information technology and management. ACT-IAC calls it crowd-versations. Tony Bardo, industry chair for ACT-IAC’s Executive Leadership Conference and assistant vice president of government solutions at Hughes, offers his insight on In Depth with Francis Rose.