Nextgov Bold Awards 2013 Honors Feds for Innovative Tech That Saves Time, Money and Lives

By Nextgov Staff

November 20, 2013

A NASA hackathon, an app to track whales and an initiative to allow federal employees to use their own smartphones and gadgets for work were among projects recognized Wednesday with the first annual Bold Awards.

Nextgov received nearly 200 nominations for the contest. Our editorial staff selected 19 finalists -- individuals and teams from a dozen agencies -- that exemplify the kind of creative problem-solving, technical acumen, ambition and persistence we frequently hear about in the private sector but too seldom learn about in government.

"Our objective with this program was to draw attention to some of the really interesting technology work that's happening in federal agencies," said Nextgov executive editor Katherine McIntire Peters. 

We asked non-government members of our Prime advisory board to select the most noteworthy of the finalists.

And the winners are. . .

Nextgov readers voted for State’s Jessica Klein, for the People's Choice Bold Award. She is the driving force behind foreignassistance.gov, an easily accessible database for information about foreign aid spending.


By Nextgov Staff

November 20, 2013

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