GSA Web site to host agency competitions

Challenge.gov currently available only to federal employees

The General Services Administration has launched Challenge.gov, a Web site dedicated to hosting federal agency competitions to showcase innovation.

Challenge.gov currently is available to federal employees only at no charge. Starting in September, it will be open to the public, according to GSA.

“Challenge.gov is a new platform that allows federal agencies to post challenges, and at the same time, allows the public to find federal challenges,” GSA statement said. “It's now open to federal agencies to create challenges or showcase challenges from other platforms.”


Related stories

GSA offers governmentwide platform for idea competitions

VA offers $80M in industry innovation contest


Federal agencies are currently using Challenge.gov to hold internal competitions for innovative ideas. Later this year, the public will be allowed to show support for the government challenges; discuss and post solutions related to the challenges; share challenge information via e-mail and social media; and sort the challenges by schedule, prize, popularity, topic and agency, GSA said.

GSA in April issued a request for information for a no-cost government software platform. Eight organizations responded, and GSA selected ChallengePost Inc., of New York City.

 

About the Author

Alice Lipowicz is a staff writer covering government 2.0, homeland security and other IT policies for Federal Computer Week.

The Fed 100

Save the date for 28th annual Federal 100 Awards Gala.

Featured

  • Social network, census

    5 predictions for federal IT in 2017

    As the Trump team takes control, here's what the tech community can expect.

  • Rep. Gerald Connolly

    Connolly warns on workforce changes

    The ranking member of the House Oversight Committee's Government Operations panel warns that Congress will look to legislate changes to the federal workforce.

  • President Donald J. Trump delivers his inaugural address

    How will Trump lead on tech?

    The businessman turned reality star turned U.S. president clearly has mastered Twitter, but what will his administration mean for broader technology issues?

  • Login.gov moving ahead

    The bid to establish a single login for accessing government services is moving again on the last full day of the Obama presidency.

  • Shutterstock image (by Jirsak): customer care, relationship management, and leadership concept.

    Obama wraps up security clearance reforms

    In a last-minute executive order, President Obama institutes structural reforms to the security clearance process designed to create a more unified system across government agencies.

  • Shutterstock image: breached lock.

    What cyber can learn from counterterrorism

    The U.S. has to look at its experience in developing post-9/11 counterterrorism policies to inform efforts to formalize cybersecurity policies, says a senior official.

Reader comments

Tue, Aug 17, 2010 Jaime Gracia Washington, DC

Perhaps this project can be used as a pilot to help integrate some of the functionality of collaboration and increased communications tools into FBO (fedbizopps.gov).

Please post your comments here. Comments are moderated, so they may not appear immediately after submitting. We will not post comments that we consider abusive or off-topic.

Please type the letters/numbers you see above

More from 1105 Public Sector Media Group