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2014 Open Gov Awards: Citizen Engagement

30 Jun 2014, 19:14 UTC
2014 Open Gov Awards: Citizen Engagement
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Space Apps featured in 2014 White House Open Gov Awards application.

“By shining a light on the Federal Government’s work in prizes, crowdsourcing, and citizen science, we hope to inspire more of this collaborative and innovative approach across the globe.”
This quote from a recent blogpost,Using Citizen Engagement to Solve National Problems, by the White House Office of Science and Technology’s Cristin Dorgelo, Assistant Director for Grand Challenges, and Corinna Zarek, Senior Advisor for Open Government, sums up our intention for creating data challenges at NASA.
We’re thrilled to announce that the International Space Apps Challenge is one of several programs featured in the White House application for the Open Government Partnership’s new Open Government Awards, which recognizes efforts to improve government policies and to better serve citizens through two-way engagement. The inaugural theme for the 2014 Open Gov Awards is Citizen Engagement, which is defined as the “mechanism(s) by which citizens participate in and have influence on the design and implementation of public policy and services, with the ultimate goal of making government more open, responsive, and accountable to their needs.”
The Open Government Partnership, which launched in 2011 with eight participating countries, provides an international platform for to ...

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