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NIST Seeks Futuristic Ideas for Public Safety Communications

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Join us to help inspire Americans everywhere in developing the Public Safety communications technology of tomorrow with a Video series about the #PSprizes Crowdsourcing Competitions. Do you and your team have a creative approach to video design? Can you engage an audience of science and technology solvers through unique messaging and videos? The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) team is looking for innovators to develop vi... Continue reading
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Success Stories: Los Angeles Mayor’s Office of Economic Development, Startup in a Day – Dream Big Model

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MEET: City of Los Angeles, Mayor’s Office of Economic Development | Project Lead: Frank Aguirre, Small Business & Entrepreneurship Team CHALLENGE: The Startup in a Day Competition - Dream Big Model, sponsored by the U.S. Small Business Administration, was launched in June 2015. The competition was part of a broader initiative to streamline the permitting and licensing process at the local level for small businesses and entrepreneurs. Wi... Continue reading
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Success Stories: Debi Willis, Consumer Health Data Aggregator Challenge

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MEET: Debi Willis, CEO/Founder of software development company PatientLink, Oklahoma City THE CHALLENGE: The Consumer Health Data Aggregator Challenge, sponsored by the Department of Health and Human Services Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC). Launched in June 2016, this challenge sought the development of apps to help consumers collect their health data from different sources in one, easy-to-use produc... Continue reading
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Smart Design, Partnerships Make Data-Driven Farming Prize a Success

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In Nepal, agriculture accounts for 34 percent of the gross domestic product (GDP) and employs 70 percent of the population. Thus, shifts in weather patterns, soil content, and market prices can easily have ripple effects on the population. To track these variables, satellites, weather stations, governments, and researchers regularly capture agriculture data. Historical information on weather patterns, crop yield and market prices provides valuabl... Continue reading
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Success Stories: Dr. Harold Jonas, Opioid Recovery App Challenge

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MEET: Dr. Harold Jonas, Founder and CEO of Sober Network, Inc., Delray Beach, Florida THE CHALLENGE: Opioid Recovery App Challenge, sponsored by the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Launched in March 2016, the challenge encouraged solvers to create apps to help patients receiving outpatient medication-assisted treatment for opioid use disorder maintain their recovery and avoid relapse. Winners were annou... Continue reading
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Cities Get Smart About Air Quality

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The cities of Baltimore, Md. and Lafayette, La. are helping their residents learn more about air quality in their communities as winners of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Smart City Air Challenge. The two cities are deploying hundreds of sensors to measure local air quality and will share those measurements with the public. EPA sponsored the challenge, which was hosted on GSA’s challenge.gov platform, to help communities ... Continue reading
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NIST Challenge Creates Breakthrough in First Responders Technology

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The time has come for the $50,000 NIST Virtual Public Safety Test Environment Challenge - we have the winners! It’s been a whirlwind of a competition. In just 60 short days, a community came together around a very technical and specific ask: Design a physical measurement environment that uses immersive virtual reality tools for testing new first responder technologies. By the submission deadline, we had received 21 completed entries to the c... Continue reading
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