The National Geospatial-Intelligency Agency has invited 15 entitiesÂ toÂ join the second phase of NGA’s competitionÂ that seeks methodsÂ to discover, retrieve and analyze data in disparate formats, schemas, interfaces and locations.
NGA said Wednesday 15 of the awardees received $10,000 cash prizes and one entity secured a non-cash award under the Disparate Data Challenge‘sÂ first phaseÂ whereinÂ participants were asked toÂ implementÂ functioning systems that could facilitateÂ access and retrieval processes forÂ representative data sets analysis.
âThis challenge is part of a greater strategy to engage with innovators and problem solvers we havenât typically worked with,â said Mark DiPaolo, chief of the NGA’s mainstreaming innovation branch.
NGA chose these organizations to participate in theÂ second leg of the challenge:
- App Symphony
- Blue Zoo
- Meta DDC