DoDLive Bloggers Roundtable: Challenge.gov

We recently held a DoDLive Bloggers Roundtable with Bev Godwin, director, Center for New Media and Citizen Engagement, U.S. General Services Administration and Brandon Kessler, founder and CEO of ChallengePost, on Wednesday, Sept. 8.

They were joined by Tami Griffith, science and technology manager, U.S. Army Research Laboratory, Simulation & Training Technology Center.

They discussed the launch of Challenge.gov, the federal government’s new challenges and prizes platform that will allow agencies to post challenges and allow the public to find them in one convenient place.

Griffith will be heading up the Federal Virtual Worlds Challenge, which asks the public to submit ideas for innovative and interactive training and analysis solutions in virtual worlds.

Listen to the interview.

Read the transcript.

Read the Defense.gov story: “Government Invites Public to Solve Challenges.”

Joining us on the call were Katie Drummond, Wired.com; Sandra I. Erwin, National Defense Magazine; Max Cacas, Federal News Radio; and Rachel Eisenhower, SIGNAL Magazine.

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  • Anonymous

    This is a suggestion that is long over due and very much needed in the clubs.

    Make the Positions responsible for making the clubs sucessful incentive based. Pay a salary of say 30 thousand dolars and make the rest of the money up to the salary now based on well the clubs produce.

    Right now the clubs have no incentive to do well. Hence, the condition they are in. POOR. THe catering manager would make calls and get out of the office na ensure success at all fuctions. THe manager would ensure that money and personnel are doing there jobs versus sitting around watching because he will not make any more money.

    THE club has to many connections and not enough good people running the show. Friends and business do not mix. THe good ole boy system has crippled the club business.

  • Deltafoxx2

    This is a suggestion that is long over due and very much needed in the clubs.

    Make the Positions responsible for making the clubs sucessful incentive based. Pay a salary of say 30 thousand dolars and make the rest of the money up to the salary now based on well the clubs produce.

    Right now the clubs have no incentive to do well. Hence, the condition they are in. POOR. THe catering manager would make calls and get out of the office na ensure success at all fuctions. THe manager would ensure that money and personnel are doing there jobs versus sitting around watching because he will not make any more money.

    THE club has to many connections and not enough good people running the show. Friends and business do not mix. THe good ole boy system has crippled the club business.

  • Pinksun100

    I think that the idea of challenge.gov is a brilliant idea.

    There are millions of ideas out in the American public that can be an asset to the goverment.

    People want to be rewarded for their hard work and want credit for their ideas. Since there is now a direct link for people to submit their innovative ideas, people will take advantage of the site.