Challenge.gov: US Government Turns To Crowdsourcing
The federal government is introducing a new online platform to involving citizens in solving some of the country's problems.
The US government is launching a new site with the aim to involve citizens to contribute big ideas and solutions to some of the challenges facing the country. Challenge.gov is currently only accessible to federal employees and will most likely be open to the general public next month. The site will allow people to vote and offer solutions for problems posted by different government agencies in return for financial and other incentives. Some official departments such as NASA have already been holding crowdsourcing competitions to solve some of its challenges, while several companies including Microsoft also use this unique approach to engage its employees in proposing and developing solutions to various problems.