GSA tracking challenges as usage grows
NOTE: This article first appeared on FCW.com.
- By Mark Rockwell
- Jun 14, 2019
Crowdsourcing and citizen-driven science that tap government data, are key to advancing research and development of innovative technologies, said Kelvin Droegemeier, director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, at the General Services Administration's Open Innovation Summit on June 14.
Droegemeier, a former top meteorological professor at the University of Oklahoma and sworn in as OSTP director in January, said the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's work to free weather data for private-sector innovation is a prime example of how government can fuel public-sector innovation to solve hard problems or create new solutions.
Mark Rockwell is a senior staff writer at FCW, whose beat focuses on acquisition, the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Energy.
Before joining FCW, Rockwell was Washington correspondent for Government Security News, where he covered all aspects of homeland security from IT to detection dogs and border security. Over the last 25 years in Washington as a reporter, editor and correspondent, he has covered an increasingly wide array of high-tech issues for publications like Communications Week, Internet Week, Fiber Optics News, tele.com magazine and Wireless Week.
Rockwell received a Jesse H. Neal Award for his work covering telecommunications issues, and is a graduate of James Madison University.
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