Crowdsourcing

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."

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.