Tag Archives: crowdsourcing

Red Hat’s David Egts: Agencies Should Screen Open Source Code for Cyber Risks

David Egts, chief technologist for Red Hat’s North American public sector, has said federal agencies should assess open source code for cyber vulnerabilities prior to adoption. Egts wrote in a Nextgov piece published Monday that agencies should monitor open-source libraries and repositories that developers use to download the code and deploy …

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DigitalGlobe’s Tony Frazier: Govt Leaders Recognize Need to Leverage Machine Learning, Big Data Analytics

Tony Frazier, senior vice president of government solutions at DigitalGlobe, has said the U.S. government acknowledges the need to leverage big data analytics, machine learning, automation and other commercial technology platforms in order to help transform the intelligence community and global mapping efforts. Frazier wrote in a blog post published Friday that government leaders …

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Booz Allen, Kaggle Name Winners of 2017 ‘Data Science Bowl’ Contest

Booz Allen Hamilton and Kaggle have unveiled the winners of a global crowdsourcing competition that sought data science methods to develop lung cancer detection formulas and technologies. The third annual Data Science Bowl drew nearly 10,000 participants who submitted  algorithms designed to help clinicians detect lung cancer, Booz Allen said Tuesday. The National Cancer Institute provided access to …

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Siemens & DOE-Led Crowdsourcing Community Launch Building Tech Idea Search

Siemens and the Energy Department-led Jump online crowdsourcing community have partnered to crowdsource building technology ideas that could support interaction between personal smart devices and public facilities. The company said Monday the Jump challenge seeks concepts, use cases and business models that could help building occupants in commercial, public or corporate spaces to achieve …

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Michael Isman: Govt Agencies to Adopt Automated Interactive Messaging For Customer Service

Michael Isman, a vice president in Booz Allen Hamilton‘s strategic innovation group, has said the firm expects the government and the commercial market to adopt automated interactive messaging technologies for customer service, Fedscoop reported Tuesday. Isman told Fedscoop reporter Samantha Ehlinger chatbots powered by artificial intelligence, machine learning, automated analytics and crowdsourcing tools could replace call centers …

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Tony Frazier: DigitalGlobe Applies Crowdsourcing, Deep-Learning Tools in Satellite Image Analysis

Tony Frazier, senior vice president of government solutions at DigitalGlobe, has said the company works to analyze large amounts of satellite images and data through deep-learning tools and crowdsourcing, GCN reported Wednesday. Frazier told GCN columnist Patrick Marshall in an interview that OpenCV computer vision software library, Caffe deep-learning framework and NVIDIA graphics processors are …

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Tony Frazier: New DigitalGlobe Community to Utilize Crowdsourced GEOINT for Nat’l Security

Tony Frazier, senior vice president for government solutions at DigitalGlobe, has outlined his views on the impact of crowdsourcing on innovation and learning in the geospatial intelligence sector. Frazier wrote in a blog entry posted Thursday that the company’s Tomnod community and USGIF GEOINT Hackathon competition are indicative of crowdsourcing’s disruptive role in …

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Tony Frazier: DigitalGlobe-NGA Open Source Project Eyes Geospatial Big Data Analytics

DigitalGlobe has partnered with the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency to launch the Hootenanny open source project in an effort to offer developers software tools for crowdsourced mapping and geospatial big data analytics functions. DigitalGlobe said Monday Hootenanny features the interactive iD Editor interface for editing map features and the OpenStreetMap architecture for integrating geospatial big …

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Gulu Gambhir: Employees Key for Leidos’ Culture of Innovation

Gulu Gambhir, chief technology officer at Leidos, has noted the company’s efforts to encourage its workforce to put technology ideas forward. “Supporting employees with resources like money and time, repeatable innovation-related processes, and a culture tolerant of risk-taking and ‘successful’ failure encourages innovation,” Gambhir said in an interview published Thursday …

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Booz Allen’s Karen Dahut: Gov’t Agencies Eye Crowdsourcing, Innovation for Missions

Karen Dahut, executive vice president of the strategic innovation group at Booz Allen Hamilton, says the organization’s goal is to help public and private sector clients fulfill their missions through the use of technology, FedPulse reported Wednesday. Dahut told FedPulse reporter Susan Rose the company has also formed partnerships with …

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DigitalGlobe, The Nature Conservancy Launch Crowdsourcing Project to Preserve Hawaii’s Forests

DigitalGlobe has launched an environmental conservation campaign in collaboration with The Nature Conservancy to locate invasive plants or weeds growing in Hawaii’s native forests using its Tomnod crowdsourcing platform. Beginning with high-resolution aerial photos of Kauai rainforests, users are expected to pinpoint weeds such as the Australian Tree Fern and African Tulip Tree to help the conservancy …

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