The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) issued the first Department of Justice Challenge for scientists, inventors and innovators during the Safety Datapalooza at the White House earlier today. The event is part of the Safety Data Initiative, a collaborative effort encouraging participants to build a range of innovative digital tools and mobile applications to enhance public and product safety.
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Competitors are encouraged to think creatively about how open data, data sharing, and crowdsourcing of data can play a role in the development, operation, and ongoing improvement of the solution. Winners of the Body Armor Challenge may have the opportunity to showcase their ideas to stakeholders participating in the Administration's Materials Genome Initiative, which speeds the discovery, delivery and manufacturing of new materials.
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