Crowdsourcing

GSA Seeks Support for Challenge Sites, Including Potential New Challenge X Lab

The crowdsourcing Challenge.gov and Citizenscience.gov need program support, as does a potential new testbed for agencies.

NASA to Host Virtual Hackathon on COVID-19 Challenges

The space agency and its partners will host a two-day hackathon on May 30-31.

Self-Reported Symptoms Pave Way for COVID-19 Forecasting

Researchers are gathering self-reported descriptions of COVID-19-related symptoms nationwide with the help of Facebook and GoogleSelf.

Need Help With Covid-19 Tech? This Nonprofit Connects Volunteers with Governments

The U.S. Digital Response, a new nonprofit, dispatches tech-sector volunteers to assist governments with coronavirus-related projects.

The Army Wants Your Ventilator Ideas

A new contest seeks new designs to meet a growing need.

How Companies, Governments and People Rise to the Conoravirus Challenge

Here are some good examples, both big and small, that make the world a little brighter while we combat coronavirus.

How Citizen Scientists Can Help Protect Water Quality

One of the ways to help these groups gather data is to give them better tools and training.

Astroturfing Is Bad But It's Not the Whole Problem

The shift to a digital process has made commenting easier yet also inadvertently opened the floodgates to voluminous, duplicative and, yes, even “fake” comments.

Energy Department Launches Challenge for Next-Gen Storage Technologies

The agency will coordinate a range of research and development funding opportunities, prizes, partnerships and other activities to meet a set of strategic goals by 2030.

Who Wants to Hack the Army Again?

Active U.S. military, federal civilians and individuals invited by HackerOne can participate in the service’s second bug bounty.

You Won't Believe How Well This Algorithm Spots Clickbait

With training from humans and machines, an artificial intelligence model can outperform other clickbait detectors, according to new research.

Agencies Should Be More Transparent About Public Comments, GAO Says

By defining and disclosing how they handle commenters’ information, agencies could help combat identity fraud and other abuses, auditors said.

The Gig Economy’s Storage Hustle

A startup called Neighbor bills itself as an “Airbnb for storage,” allowing hosts to rent out their empty sheds, closets and basements for other people’s stuff.

Agencies Leaning on Citizens to Drive Innovation, Research

The government is increasingly investing in prize competitions, crowdsourcing and other “citizen science” efforts to advance its research, according to the Office of Science and Technology Policy.

President Trump Is Collecting Social-Media Grievances

The sitting president just released a new tool in his war of words with tech companies.

Government Offering Prizes for Best Ideas to Stand Up GEAR Center

Challenge.gov is offering up to $300,000 to teams or individuals who submit the best proposals.