GSA's 18F is making a new collaboration platform available as a service. (Sheila Vemmer/staff)
18F, the technology services agency launched by the General Services Administration, is offering implementations of a new collaboration platform to agencies on a software-as-a-service basis.
The platform, Midas, began as a Presidential Innovation Fellows project. The departments of State and Health and Human Services are now piloting it.
Midas “is a marketplace of skill building opportunities which matches people to projects that they’re passionate about. You can think of it as ‘kickstarter for people’s time,’” reads GSA’s information page on the project.
Midas gives federal employees a sandbox in which to work on innovative ideas that fall outside of their normal duties, and to collaborate with others across government.
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