Crowdsourcing

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.

Re-creating Facebook on Instagram

Class accounts are a way for incoming freshmen to make friends, find roommates, and suss out colleges before fall.

The Gig Economy is Actually Pretty Tiny

An analysis from the Economic Policy Institute found that workers who sourced jobs through apps like Uber and Lyft comprised just a minuscule fraction of the overall workforce.

An App For Mapping Crime, or Urban Paranoia?

The crime-tracking app Citizen, which recently launched in Baltimore, alerts users to danger nearby. Where some critics see risks, others see a tool for empowerment.

Interagency Competition Seeks to Thwart Opioid Trafficking Through the Mail

Four agencies team up to offer $1.55 million in prize money for new tools and technology to solve long-running problem.

Library of Congress Needs Volunteers to Digitize Its Records

Vendors would work for free, but they’d essentially gain exclusive rights to the materials for up to three years.

Census Project Matches Your Agency's Data with Civic Innovators

Through The Opportunity Project, the bureau is connecting data-laden federal agencies with private-sector innovators who can use that data to solve real problems.

Infosys Is Crowdsourcing Employee Feedback to Improve Its Managers

Using an online platform betters the “frequency, ease, and measurement of this feedback."

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Ransomware Strikes Launched a Cyber Cleansing Program at Transportation

The Transportation Department started with a bug hunting campaign that turned up unexpected vulnerabilities in headquarters computer systems.