crowdsourcing

  • John Kamensky: Crowdsourcing hits federal budget process

    Budgeteers are putting their own stake in the federal community. They have at least 148,000 participants across more than 180 agencies. Members of the budget community created their own online collaboration tool to share ideas documents and data with each other. And other federal communities are joining the MAX Federal Community now too. John Kamensky is a senior research fellow for the IBM Center for the Business of Government. He tells In Depth with Francis Rose how the Max Fedeal Community works.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.