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20 October 2015 FCW.COM Like any five-year-old, Challenge.gov is eager to explore new things. The General Services Administration’s pay-for- performance crowdsourcing portal is designed to inject innovation into the acquisition process, but it is finding that some activities are just too com- plex for this early stage of life. The White House added Challenge. gov to the contracting mix in 2010 to offer a nontraditional path into the fed- eral marketplace. The site lists com- petitions that seek to solve federal agencies’ IT and technical challenges. They offer cash rewards to the most innovative private- and public-sector experts, who can craft technical solu- tions without having to invest in devel- opment or staffing. “Instead of paying first and hoping a solution is deliv- ered, GSA’s approach minimizes risk and encourages cre- ativity by inducing dozens and sometimes hundreds of potential solutions and leaving the government agency free to pick the best before delivering a reward,” Kelly Olson, senior innovation adviser and director of Challenge. gov, told FCW. “It’s an approach that opens up space for individuals and smaller businesses to shine in a sector often crowded out by big companies.” She said the platform is a success. In a September blog post, she noted that about 80 agencies have used it for more than 440 challenges, with total prizes topping $150 million. About 200,000 problem-solvers — a mix of entrepre- neurs, budding citizen scientists, students and others — have participated in the challenges to solve important [GSA’s approach] opens up space for individuals and smaller businesses to shine in a sector often crowded out by big companies. — KELLY OLSON, CHALLENGE.GOV Challenge.gov keeps eyes on the prize The crowdsourcing site is opening doors to the federal market for problem- solvers, but can it be a vehicle for large-scale IT projects? BY MARK ROCKWELL 1015fcw_020-021.indd 20 10/13/15 9:42 AM
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