Application Development Contest Launched by US Army
Army CIO Jeff Sorenson issued a statement about the contest, first mentioned at the Gov 2.0 Summit in November of 2009, which stated that the Army is "building a culture of collaboration among our Army community to encourage smarter, better, and faster technical solutions to meet operational needs." Participants will be limited to the first 100 Army personnel who enroll.
Forty winning submissions will be awarded from a pool of $30,000 in prize money, and will be announced at an Army IT conference later this year. Some of the apps will be used by the Army, based on how well they meet Army security requirements.
The Department of Defense is providing developers with the use of its Information Systems Agency's private cloud, known as the Rapid Access Computing Environment, at no cost to participants.