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Virtual Reality Heads-Up-Display Navigation Challenge

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Create HUD concept with Location-Based Services (LBS) capabilities in a VR environment

Closed OnJan 29, 2018
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Welcome to PSCR’s prize page. We are the public safety communications research division of NIST and our office develops the technology standards for devices and systems that are used by 60,000 agencies and 5 million first responders.   Just Launched May 2018 – The Unlinkable Data Challenge This competition is about creating new methods, or improving existing methods of data de-identification, in a way that makes de-identification of privacy-sensitive data sets practical. A first phase hosted on HeroX will ask for ideas and concepts, while later phases executed on Topcoder will focus on the performance of developed algorithms. This challenge launched on the PSCR Challenge.gov site May 1, 2018. Look for the PSCR The Unlinkable Data Challenge: Advancing Methods in Differential Privacy to showcase your skills and be recognized in industry! Registration information can be found on the HeroX website, https://www.herox.com/UnlinkableDataChallenge About PSCR: Our PSCR laboratories provide research, development, testing, and evaluation to foster nationwide communications interoperability. Drawing on critical requirements provided by public safety practitioners, the PSCR program provides insight to wireline and wireless standards committees developing standards for voice, data, image, and video communications. Housed within the Department of Commerce Labs in Boulder, Colorado, the PSCR program is a joint effort between NIST CTL and NTIA ITS. The very successful research performance of the joint effort has earned two Department of Commerce Gold Medal awards, the highest honor granted by the Department, as well as two Silver and two Bronze Medal awards. Overview of PSCR Open Innovation Prize Program: We invite you to participate in prize competitions to drive innovation and advances in the following areas: Location-Based Services (LBS) – 3D Indoor mapping, proximity services, 1-meter accuracy, and more Public Safety Mission Critical Voice – Direct Mode, Push-to-Talk, LMR to LTE, and more User Interface/User Experience – measurements and standards in virtual, immersive, and augmented reality and devices Public Safety Analytics – analytic technologies to accurately and securely create robust tools that reduce time for first responders Security – enhancements in cybersecurity for mobile apps, wearable devices, UICC over-the-air, and more Resilient Systems Projects – highly mobile deployed networks, deployables-broadband demonstration network The Challenge programs will continue over the next five years, so check back often. To interact with us: Sign up for our email list and get alerts and news. Post a comment or question on the discussion board. Register here at Challenge.gov through the “Follow agency” orange button on the top right of this page, and we’ll keep you posted on the latest launches, news, and winners. There’s also a “public safety” interest choice on the sign-up form. Email the program office at PSprizes@nist.gov  

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Advanced Septic System Nitrogen Sensor Challenge- Phase II: Prototype Development and Testing

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Engineer Groundbreaking Sensor Technology for Advanced Septic Systems

Open UntilFeb 29, 2020
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The mission of EPA is to protect human health and the environment. EPA’s purpose is to ensure that: — all Americans are protected from significant risks to human health and the environment where they live, learn and work; — national efforts to reduce environmental risk are based on the best available scientific information; — federal laws protecting human health and the environment are enforced fairly and effectively; — environmental protection is an integral consideration in U.S. policies concerning natural resources, human health, economic growth, energy, transportation, agriculture, industry, and international trade, and these factors are similarly considered in establishing environmental policy; — all parts of society — communities, individuals, businesses, and state, local and tribal governments — have access to accurate information sufficient to effectively participate in managing human health and environmental risks; — environmental protection contributes to making our communities and ecosystems diverse, sustainable and economically productive; and — the United States plays a leadership role in working with other nations to protect the global environment. http://www2.epa.gov/innovation/prize-competitions

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Eradication of Invasive Mussels in Open Water – Stage 1

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Can you help us eradicate invasive mussels?

Closed OnFeb 28, 2018
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Welcome to the Bureau of Reclamation‘s Water Prize Competition Center on Challenge.gov.   We are seeking bright and creative minds with great ideas that will help us solve critical water problems. Throughout the year,  Reclamation launches 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. We are seeking bright and creative minds with great ideas that will help us solve critical water problems. For information for current and upcoming competitions, Examples of Successful Reclamation Competitions to Date Reduction to Practice Challenge: Sub-Seasonal Forecast Rodeo About: Reclamation and NOAA have teamed up to find solvers willing to submit forecasts of temperature and precipitation for one year, competing in real-time against other teams, as well as official forecasts from NOAA Details: http://www.usbr.gov/research/challenges/upcoming/index.html Grand Challenge: More Water – Less Concentrate About: As the demand for fresh water increases, the need to develop new water supplies from non-traditional water sources, such as saline (brackish) groundwater and surface water using desalination technologies continues to grow Details: http://www.usbr.gov/research/challenges/upcoming/index.html Preventing Rodent Burrows in Earthen Embankments About: Asking for ways to stop and prevent rodents from burrowing into earthen embankments of dams, canals, and levees Details: https://www.challenge.gov/challenge/preventing-rodent-burrows-in-earthen-embankments/ Status: Under Evaluation 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/ Status: Awarded 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/ Status: Awarded 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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TRANSPORTATION TECHNOLOGY TOURNAMENT

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A student competition to solve real-world transportation problems utilizing ITS and TSMO solutions.

Closed OnFeb 15, 2018
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Congressional App Challenge

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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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Xtend Challenge

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Uncover machine-based capabilities to review intelligence products against existing tradecraft standards.

Closed OnJan 15, 2018
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Veterans Online Memorial Challenge

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Boldline – P3 Cohort 1

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Join the first cohort to develop your public-private partnership.

Closed OnNov 29, 2017
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WHAT IS BOLDLINE? Boldline is the U.S. Department of State’s new partnership accelerator aimed to support and scale innovative public-private partnerships (P3s). One of the first programs of its kind, Boldline supports social good public-private partnerships that address pressing global challenges and focuses on giving them tools to scale their missions. The main goal of Boldline is to build and deploy strategic connections and collaborations aimed at: a) strengthening the global partnership building ecosystem; b) promoting and facilitating connectivity between the private sector and governments; and c) fostering innovative partnership business models. Boldline will take the often dotted lines between government, private sector and civil society and create a bold line between the sectors through partnerships. THE ACCELERATOR The U.S. Department of State in close collaboration with industry leaders will organize a one-week partnership building accelerator program that will bring together selected stakeholders of public-private partnerships, including public institutions, corporations, innovation companies, entrepreneurship support organizations, and financial institutions to galvanize interest for the participating partnerships and to help build the framework for these partnerships in targeted countries. The program will identify timely P3ss that are in the early development stages of their partnerships or are ready to scale their operations and activities. Through a one week accelerator and ongoing support, Boldline will provide the individuals and institutions behind these partnerships with mentorship, access to resources, government relations, and global networks needed to scale their impact. The accelerator will take place in February 2018 in Washington, DC and participation in the program will be highly competitive. WHO WE ARE The U.S. Department of State’s Office of Global Partnerships is a center of excellence for collaboration between the U.S. Department of State, the public and private sectors, and civil society. The Office aims to strengthen and deepen U.S. diplomacy and development around the world through partnerships that leverage the creativity, innovation, and core business resources of partners for greater impact. The Department recognizes that it takes more than governments to address many global issues and believes that partnerships with the private sector, civil society, philanthropy and other non-governmental organizations are necessary for our national security and diplomacy objectives.

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HHS Opioid Code-a-Thon

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Turning data into insights for the opioid epidemic.

Closed OnDec 07, 2017
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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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Generation Nano: Superheroes Inspired by Science

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Middle school and high school students use science to create or empower a unique superhero

Closed OnJan 08, 2018
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Congress established the National Science Foundation (NSF) with the National Science Foundation Act of 1950 “to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity and welfare; to secure the national defense; and for other purposes.” With an annual budget of $7.5 billion (fiscal year 2016), NSF funds discovery, learning, innovation and research infrastructure to boost U.S. leadership in all aspects of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) research and education.

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Community College Innovation Challenge

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Transform your Ideas, Impact your World

Closed OnFeb 14, 2018
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Congress established the National Science Foundation (NSF) with the National Science Foundation Act of 1950 “to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity and welfare; to secure the national defense; and for other purposes.” With an annual budget of $7.5 billion (fiscal year 2016), NSF funds discovery, learning, innovation and research infrastructure to boost U.S. leadership in all aspects of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) research and education.

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Congressional Data Competition

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Create an application, website, visualization, or other digital creation that helps analyze Congressional data.

Closed OnApr 02, 2018
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The Library of Congress, the nation’s oldest federal cultural institution, is the world’s preeminent reservoir of knowledge, providing unparalleled collections and integrated resources and services to Congress and the American people. Since its founding, the Library of Congress has continually sought to democratize knowledge by making the world’s largest and most inclusive collection of human creativity accessible to all. In doing so, the Library has helped to further human understanding and wisdom, spark the public’s imagination and celebrate human achievement. Many of the Library’s rich resources and treasures in multiple formats may be accessed through the Library’s website, loc.gov. The Library engages with the public through its website as well as a wide variety of social media, which can be found at loc.gov/connect/.

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Secure API Server Showdown Challenge

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ONC invites interested stakeholders to build a secure, FHIR server using current industry standards, best practices, and recently issued healthcare-specific implementation guide requirements.

Closed OnApr 09, 2018
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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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Hidden Signals Challenge

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Can you identify biothreats in real-time?

Closed OnDec 04, 2017
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The Department of Homeland Security has a vital mission: to secure the nation from the many threats we face. This requires the dedication of more than 240,000 employees in jobs that range from aviation and border security to emergency response, from cybersecurity analyst to chemical facility inspector. Our duties are wide-ranging, but our goal is clear – keeping America safe.  Our duties are wide-ranging, but our goal is clear: a safer, more secure America, which is resilient against terrorism and other potential threats. The vision of homeland security is to ensure a homeland that is safe, secure, and resilient against terrorism and other hazards. Three key concepts form the foundation of our national homeland security strategy designed to achieve this vision: Security, Resilience, and Customs and Exchange. In turn, these key concepts drive broad areas of activity that the Quadrennial Homeland Security Review (QHSR) process defines as homeland security missions. These missions are enterprise-wide, and not limited to the Department of Homeland Security. These missions and their associated goals and objectives tell us in detail what it means to prevent, to protect, to respond, and to recover, as well as to build in security, to ensure resilience, and to facilitate customs and exchange.

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Urban 3D Challenge

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Help U.S. Special Operations Command build an algorithm for automatic labeling of buildings based on orthorectified color satellite imagery and 3D height data

Closed OnDec 04, 2017
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