The race to open up government data to the public is typically described in terms of creating better services for citizens and new opportunities for businesses and nonprofits.
The benefits of open data can sometimes show up closer to home, however, as demonstrated by the new mobile application hōrd, which allows government contractors to track project solicitations from their iPhones.
Hōrd was developed by the company GovTribe, founded by three former Deloitte consultants. The app allows users to search for federal contracting notices and awards using keywords. They can also search by a contractor’s name to keep tabs on what their competitors are up to.
App users can also “hōrd” a particular notice to receive alerts every time it’s updated.
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