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Reclamation awards $75,000 for ideas that lower cost of continuous streamflow monitoring

January 21, 2020|

The Bureau of Reclamation partnered with the U.S. Geological Survey for a prize competition seeking innovative ideas to significantly reduce the cost of continuous streamflow monitoring compared to current methods while also increasing the availability of streamflow data. Accurate and reliable records from continuous streamflow monitoring stations are vital to water resources planning, design, management and research. Of the 40 potential cost-saving solutions received, five winners were selected to share […]

US scientists try crowdsourcing to stop invasive mussels

February 28, 2018|

KMVTBOISE, Idaho (AP) — The invasive quagga and zebra mussels have a $100,000 bounty on their “heads.”

The U.S. government is offering the six-figure prize for the best suggestion on how to stop their relentless and destructive spread because scientists say they are stumped.

“We might as well give it a try,” said Sherri Pucherelli, a biologist with the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation. “Open […]

ODNI & OUSDI Announce Winners of Xpress Analytic Product Generation Challenge

February 7, 2018|

WASHINGTON – The Office of the Director of Science and Technology (DS&T) within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI)—in partnership with the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence (OUSD[I])— announced today the winners of its first public challenge contest, “Xpress,” to explore artificial intelligence (AI) approaches with the potential to transform the process by which analysts […]

Michigan’s Asian carp challenge seeks ideas to keep killer fish out of Great Lakes

August 8, 2017|

In an effort to stop a species of killer fish from infiltrating the Great Lakes, Michigan’s governor on Tuesday launched the “Invasive Carp Challenge,” the state’s latest response to the aggressive invaders.

Gov. Rick Snyder created the challenge to tap into the “creative minds of people” worldwide in solving the impending invasive carp — also known as Asian carp — crisis.

“Invasive […]

Prizes awarded for Shasta Dam fish passage proposals

June 28, 2017|

Record Searchlight Image“Four or five Friday nights” of work has paid off for Briana Conners, who recently won $10,000 for her winning entry in a contest seeking proposals to get fish past tall dams like Shasta Dam. The Cincinnati woman was one of four people who won prize money for submitting proposals. While the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation sponsored the contest to […]

ODNI Crowdsourcing Artificial Intelligence Analysis

May 22, 2017|

The Washington TimesU.S. intelligence agencies are seeking ways to develop artificial intelligence programs that may one day replace human analysts.

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence announced this week that it is offering a $500,000 prize for the best means of using artificial intelligence to transform the controversial intelligence analysis process.

U.S. intelligence analysis, a major part of the $50-billion-a-year […]

Four inspiring innovations which help reduce child deaths in developing countries share $1 million prize from GSK and Save the Children

February 25, 2016|

GSK Logo 2014The Healthcare Innovation Award is a major initiative within  a five-year partnership to help save one million child lives. GSK and Save the Children today revealed the winners of their third annual US$1 million Healthcare Innovation Award, which recognizes innovations from developing countries that are helping to reduce deaths among children under five. A paperless immunization records system […]

S&T Announces NBAF Prize Competition Winners

February 8, 2016|

state department logoDHS announced the winners of their second Challenge with InnoCentive – NBAF Think and Do Challenge! Today I congratulate the winners of the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF) Think and Do Challenge. With this challenge, our second prize competition under the America COMPETES Act, we provided another opportunity for America’s thinkers, doers and entrepreneurs to get involved […]

Reclamation Selects Six Fish Tracking Ideas in Inaugural Prize Competition

January 7, 2016|

US DOI LogoWASHINGTON – The Bureau of Reclamation has selected six ideas out of 22 submitted for its “New Concepts for Remote Fish Detection” prize competition. Four out of the six submissions fully qualified under the prize competition guidelines and will receive a shared total of $20,000. Reclamation currently supports many projects to track and count fish at its projects […]

IARPA Announces Winners of its ASpIRE Challenge

September 10, 2015|

National Intelligence LogoIARPA Announces Winners of its ASpIRE Challenge WASHINGTON – The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), today announced the winners of its speech recognition challenge, Automatic Speech recognition in Reverberant Environments (ASpIRE). The winning teams from the Johns Hopkins University, Raytheon BBN Technologies, the Institute for Infocomm […]

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