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January 20, 2010 at 4:00 PM

Seattle’s IdeaScale tapped for Obama feedback effort

The Obama Administration’s open government directive has been good to Seattle’s IdeaScale. After helping the White House tech office solicit public comments last year, IdeaScale is now powering a General Services Administration project to gather public input on various federal agencies starting Feb. 6, according to this CNET report. Tracy Russo, new media director…


Comments | Topics: government, ideascale, obama

September 29, 2009 at 10:30 AM

WSJ calls out Socrata, IdeaScale for federal contracting

Seattle startups Socrata and IdeaScale were called out in a WSJ story about Web ventures’ newfound interest in federal contracting, and the government’s growing interest in their Web services. The story mentions the government making its pitch to Silicon Valley, but two of the companies it cites as examples are in Seattle and the third…


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May 21, 2009 at 10:25 AM

Survey Analytics tapped for Obama open government Web discussion

Seattle startup Survey Analytics landed its first government contract, and it’s a big one. The company’s helping the White House with its open-government push, powering a new “open government brainstorming” site launched today by the Obama Administration’s Office of Science & Technology Policy and the National Academy of Public Administration. Survey Analytics’ IdeaScale crowdsourcing…


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