Project at a glance: DODTechipedia Suite

GCN Awards Organization: Rapid Reaction Technology Office (RRTO); Director, Defense Research & Engineering; Defense Technical Information Center: Department of Defense Chief Information Officer

Project: DODTechipedia Suite of Services by the DODTechipedia Team

Challenge: To find a secure way for DOD scientists, technologists, engineers, and mathematicians, as well as affiliated contractors and researchers, to share information on developing technologies.

Solution: DODTechipedia uses wiki technology to provide an interactive tool available across the DOD community on unclassified and classified networks. DefenseSolutions provides DOD the opportunity to attract ideas from new sources.

Impact: More than 9,000 users have registered for DODTechipedia on the unclassified network, and more than 1,000 articles have been posted. DefenseSolutions has received more than 70 proposed ideas and is working on agreements with a half-dozen submitters.

Cost: The projects were started with $3.5 million of seed funding from the office of the Director, Defense Research and Engineering, under the Office of the Secretary of Defense Undersecretary for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology.

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Rutrell Yasin is is a freelance technology writer for GCN.

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