The White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy hosted an event this week to discuss prize-based contests and recognize successful examples of their use to spur innovation in the government sector — not a place typically known as being a haven for early adopters.The idea is simple: If a government agency is presented with a certain challenge (such as, “what do we do with all this data?”), they turn that problem over to the public and say “help us achieve this goal, and win a prize.”
The White House was joined by the Case Foundation and the Joyce Foundation during this week’s celebration of government crowdsourcing. Jean Case, CEO of the Case Foundation, has been an advocate of crowdsourcing for years, and lately she’s been “focused and jazzed by the momentum we’re seeing in the public sector,” she said.
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