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2016 Congressional App Challenge

Code for your congressional district!

Open UntilNov 02, 2016
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2016 Student App Competition is LIVE!  More than 175 districts have launched competitions for students to use their coding and creative skills to develop apps (mobile, web) and make a short video to tell us about it. We’ve extended the deadline to January 21, 2016 at 3 PM Eastern Time. The full list is on the “Challenges” tab to the left of this text. Go to that page and find your local congressional representative for details, rules, and how to enter. If you have any questions, please post them on the discussion board here or on the specific competition page. Good luck! About the U.S. House of Representatives: The U.S. House of Representatives makes and passes federal laws. It is one of Congress’s two chambers (the other is the U.S. Senate), and part of the federal government’s legislative branch. The number of voting representatives in the House is fixed by law at no more than 435, proportionally representing the population of the 50 states. Each representative, also referred to as a congressman or congresswoman, is elected to a two-year term serving the people of a specific congressional district. Among other duties, representatives introduce bills and resolutions, offer amendments and serve on committees. The number of representatives with full voting rights is 435, with the number of representatives per state proportionate to its population. Currently, there are five delegates representing the District of Columbia, the Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. A resident commissioner represents Puerto Rico. The delegates and resident commissioner possess the same powers as other members of the House, except that they may not vote when the House is meeting as the House of Representatives. To be elected, a representative must be at least 25 years old, a United States citizen for at least seven years and an inhabitant of the state he or she represents. For more information, visit www.house.gov.

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Army National Guard CSM Coin Design Challenge

Design the new ARNG CSM Challenge Coin for CSM Kepner

Open UntilAug 31, 2016
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Preventing Rodent Burrows in Earthen Embankments

*Scheduled to launch in late August 2016. Help stop and prevent rodents from burrowing into earthen embankments of dams, canals, and levees

Open UntilOct 07, 2016
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Welcome to the Bureau of Reclamation Prize Competition Center on Challenge.gov, where we hope to find many bright and creative minds with great ideas that will help us solve critical water problems. Check the discussion tab on this site for updates and announcements. 3/7/2016 Downstream Fish Passage at Tall Dams About: Seeking new ideas for successful and cost-effective downstream passage for migrating juvenile fish to help recover threatened and endangered species such as salmon and steelhead. Details: https://www.challenge.gov/challenge/downstream-fish-passage-at-tall-dams/ 3/7/2016 Detecting Soil Movement in Earthen Embankments:  About: Soliciting innovative methods for detecting soil particle movement both directly or indirectly and earlier in earthen structures and foundations Details: https://www.challenge.gov/challenge/detecting-soil-movement-in-earthen-embankments/ Throughout the year, we will also launch prize competitions that target specific problems within the following three domains:   Water Availability – Water availability is critical to meeting the needs of a growing population and economy.  Water managers face significant challenges in meeting current and future water demands for agriculture, municipal, industrial, Native American, rural, recreation, power generation, and ecosystem needs. Aquatic Ecosystem Restoration – Protecting and restoring aquatic and riparian environments is vital to ensuring that our watersheds are healthy and able to continue providing water supplies that can meet the multitude of competing uses for water in the arid Western United States. Infrastructure Sustainability – A safe, well-maintained, and reliable inventory of dams, pipelines, hydropower generation facilities, canals, and levees is key to making water available to meet the water needs of the Western United States and our Nation as a whole. The Bureau of Reclamation is an agency of the United States Federal Government with a mission of managing water for multiple uses in the arid Western United States, where elevation and climate are highly variable, ranging from mountains to desert, and floods to droughts.  Ensuring sustainable and ample supplies of water that are able to meet the spectrum of societal and environmental needs is a mission that intersects multiple Federal agencies.  As such, we are collaborating with other agencies to seek your help finding new and better solutions to those critical problems where we have a shared interest and responsibility. Learn more about Reclamation’s prize goals and give your feedback on the Reclamation Research page.

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Blockchain Challenge

Open UntilAug 19, 2016
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HHS Competes was established after the signing of the America COMPETES Act, to invest in innovation through research and development, and to improve the competitiveness of the United States. HHS Competes is a way for HHS employees to draw on external talent and ideas to solve critical problems. HHS has sponsored over 100 challenges and awarded 4 million dollars in prizes, leading to the development of many novel solutions to address complex problems.

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2016 CDFI Fund Prize Competition

The CDFI Fund is seeking new ways to increase CDFI Investments in Underserved Rural Communities

Open UntilJul 29, 2016
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Vascular Tissue Challenge

A first-to-demonstrate challenge to create thick, human vascularized organ tissue surviving 30 calendar days

Open UntilSep 30, 2019
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Since 2005, NASA has been at the forefront of federal agencies using challenge-driven approaches to meaningfully engage the public in the mission of the Agency. A number of NASA offices, Centers, and Mission Directorates are using challenge-driven approaches to solve a variety of problems. There are several NASA programs, pilots, and activities that design and implement different types of challenges. All current opportunities available to the general public through NASA challenges, prize competitions, and crowdsourcing activities and programs are listed on the NASA Solve website: http://www.nasa.gov/solve/. Use this site as your first stop for information and engagement. We want YOU to get involved! These activities have played an important role in stimulating innovation and helping NASA develop innovative solutions. They offer several unique benefits and can result in a variety of valuable outcomes ranging from NASA’s own immediate use of the solutions, development of new viable aerospace industry vendors and even commercialization of new products. These programs include: NASA’s Centennial Challenges’ Program within the Space Technology Mission Directorate directly engages the public at large in the process of advanced technology development that is of value to NASA’s missions and to the aerospace community. Millions of dollars in prizes have been awarded through this program since 2005. NASA’s Center of Excellence for Collaborative Innovation (CoECI) helps NASA and other U.S. government agencies collaborate to generate ideas and solve important problems. By using challenges, we can readily increase our creative capacity and reach by tapping into diverse talent from around the world. As a pioneer and active user of open innovation methods and tools, the NASA CoECI provides organizations with cost-effective and complementary means of accomplishing the Agency mission. Follow us on Twitter through @NASASolve and Facebook to stay informed and join the community.

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$100,000 for Start a SUD Startup

The goal of this Challenge is to enable biomedical scientists to test the hypothesis that their research idea can be fostered into a biotech startup

Open UntilSep 16, 2016
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About NIDA https://www.drugabuse.gov/ Our mission is to advance science on the causes and consequences of drug use and addiction and to apply that knowledge to improve individual and public health. This involves: Strategically supporting and conducting basic and clinical research on drug use (including nicotine), its consequences, and the underlying neurobiological, behavioral, and social mechanisms involved. Ensuring the effective translation, implementation, and dissemination of scientific research findings to improve the prevention and treatment of substance use disorders and enhance public awareness of addiction as a brain disorder.

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Living Stories Challenge

Dynamic and easy-to-read version control for everyone

Closed OnJul 15, 2016
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The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) delivers world-class geospatial intelligence that provides a decisive advantage to policymakers, warfighters, intelligence professionals and first responders. Anyone who sails a U.S. ship, flies a U.S. aircraft, makes national policy decisions, fights wars, locates targets, responds to natural disasters, or even navigates with a cellphone relies on NGA. NGA enables all of these critical actions and shapes decisions that impact our world through the indispensable discipline of geospatial intelligence (GEOINT). NGA is a unique combination of intelligence agency and combat support agency. It is the world leader in timely, relevant, accurate and actionable GEOINT. NGA enables the U.S. intelligence community and the Department of Defense (DOD) to fulfill the president’s national security priorities to protect the nation. NGA also anticipates its partners’ future needs and advances the GEOINT discipline to meet them. NGA is the lead federal agency for GEOINT and manages a global consortium of more than 400 commercial and government relationships. The director of NGA serves as the functional manager for GEOINT, the head of the National System for Geospatial Intelligence (NSG) and the coordinator of the global Allied System for Geospatial Intelligence (ASG). In its multiple roles, NGA receives guidance and oversight from DOD, the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) and Congress. NGA is headquartered in Springfield, Va. and has two major locations in St. Louis and Arnold, Mo. Hundreds of NGA employees serve on support teams at U.S. military, diplomatic and allied locations around the world.

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Great Lakes Observing System Data Challenge

Use technology, open data and innovation to solve Great Lakes problems.

Open UntilAug 15, 2016
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Innovations in Food and Agricultural Science and Technology (I-FAST)

I-FAST will provide entrepreneurship I-Corps training to USDA NIFA grantees

Closed OnJul 22, 2016
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Move Health Data Forward Challenge

Create an API solution that allows people to authorize the movement of their health data.

Open UntilSep 08, 2016
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HHS Competes was established after the signing of the America COMPETES Act, to invest in innovation through research and development, and to improve the competitiveness of the United States. HHS Competes is a way for HHS employees to draw on external talent and ideas to solve critical problems. HHS has sponsored over 100 challenges and awarded 4 million dollars in prizes, leading to the development of many novel solutions to address complex problems.

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“A Bill You Can Understand” Design and Innovation Challenge

Help Patients Understand Their Medical Bills and the Financial Aspect of Health

Open UntilAug 10, 2016
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HHS Competes was established after the signing of the America COMPETES Act, to invest in innovation through research and development, and to improve the competitiveness of the United States. HHS Competes is a way for HHS employees to draw on external talent and ideas to solve critical problems. HHS has sponsored over 100 challenges and awarded 4 million dollars in prizes, leading to the development of many novel solutions to address complex problems.

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Medicare Program – Merit Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) Mobile Challenge

Create a mobile solution to reach 1.2M eligible clinicials

Open UntilAug 15, 2016
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2016 SBA Growth Accelerator Fund Competition

SBA is looking for accelerators and incubators with unique ideas to boost the entrepreneurial ecosystem in the United States, and continue building the support structure needed to help start-ups become commercially viable and create jobs more quickly.

Closed OnJun 03, 2016
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Design a Low-Cost Air Flow Sensor for Residential Ducted HVAC Systems

DOE's JUMP program and Emerson Climate Technologies are seeking your designs!

Closed OnJun 30, 2016
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