Federal “Open Innovation Toolkit”
The Federal Times website reported that federal agencies are increasingly using the power of the crowd to help provide mission-critical services or conduct widespread research agencies could not have done as quickly — or at all — on their own. In response to the growing use of crowdsourcing in mission-critical areas, the White House released a series of tools and innovation methods to agencies to help spur the development of these apps. The “Open Innovation Toolkit” provides agencies with best practices, training, policies and guidance on authorities related to crowdsourcing, including incentive prizes for projects and including ordinary citizens in agency research.
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