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CA Technologies Issues CA Smart Government Challenge to U.S. Developers: Help the Federal Government Enhance its "Citizen Experience" Using Open Source Software


Developers To Compete For Prize Money and Technical and Business
Support From the CA Accelerator, CA's In-House Startup Incubator

CA WORLD '17 — CA Technologies (NASDAQ:CA) today announced the CA
Smart Government Challenge
, a new innovation competition that
invites U.S.-based developers to submit their most innovative ideas for
improving the "citizen experience" of the U.S. federal government
through open source software.

CA will award up to five finalists a cash prize of $5,000 and the chance
to vie for a grand prize of $75,000 and access to the CA Accelerator
Boot Camp, an immersive course that has never before been open to
developers outside of CA.

Launched internally in 2016, the CA
operates like a venture capital fund within the company.
It provides financial and incubator support to CA employees who have
ideas for new software offerings that are relevant to CA's customers,
which include some of the most prestigious companies and government
agencies in the world. To date, the CA Accelerator has funded 14 teams,
11 of which are still in business today. Two notable examples are, which provides project management powered by GitHub, and CA
Jarvis, an advanced analytics platform, which has been embedded in
several products across the company's portfolio.

With the CA Smart Government Challenge, CA will put this powerful
engine of innovation to work in a new area: the "citizen experience" of
the U.S. federal government.

"Governments around the world increasingly are looking for ways to
improve the citizen experience through software," CA Technologies CEO
Mike Gregoire said in unveiling the CA Smart Government Challenge
today at CA
World '17,
CA's annual customer conference in Las Vegas. "Whether
it's in the form of smart,
sensor-driven trash pickup
in Washington, D.C., or the ‘whole-government
that has been created in Singapore – both developed,
incidentally, with help from CA – governments are embracing the
opportunity to use software to deliver experiences to the citizens they
serve that match modern customer experiences delivered through the
private sector. We are excited to help bring fresh ideas that can
support the modernization of government IT and complement the good work
underway in many parts of the federal government."

Developers participating in the CA Smart Government Challenge
will engage in the following process:

  • Submit their idea in the form of a one-page Lean Canvas style business
  • A panel of judges led by CA Accelerator founder and CA Chief
    Technology Officer Otto Berkes will select five finalists to receive a
    $5,000 prize and a consultation with members of the CA Accelerator
    team, who will provide suggestions on how to move the finalist's idea
  • After six months of incubation, finalists will present their progress
    to the CA Accelerator for consideration for the $75,000 grand prize.
  • The grand prize winner will travel to participate in the CA
    Accelerator boot camp session, with travel expenses covered by CA.

The judging panel will select the best software idea based on criteria
that include:

  • Citizen value: impact on the experience of interacting with the
    federal government
  • Impact on federal government efficiency
  • Market opportunity, including potential for growth and applicability
    to other government agencies or governments
  • Creativity and differentiation from other submissions
  • Sophistication: use of modern agile/devops development techniques
  • Likelihood of long-term success.

"Until today, the CA Accelerator's work has been focused on developing
new technologies that can enhance our portfolio of enterprise IT
products," said Berkes. "We are excited now to apply the Accelerator
model, which combines the learn-fast creativity of a VC-backed startup
with the significant resources of a major company like CA, to the
customer experience of the federal government. The result could be a new
company, a free app, some solution that hasn't even been conceived of
yet, or simply a better understanding of the complexity of government
services. That's the beauty of true innovation driven by a pure desire
to solve a problem that matters – we don't know what the end result will
be. And as with all projects in the Accelerator, we're excited to see
where this journey takes us."

Developers interested in learning more can register on the CA
Technologies Smart Government Challenge
to receive application materials that will be made available by December
1. Applications will be accepted during the month of December and the
finalists will be selected and announced in February 2018.

For more information on all news being announced at CA World ‘17, please
visit the CA
World ‘17 Newsroom
. To access replays of the CA World '17 keynotes,
please click here.

About CA Technologies

CA Technologies (NASDAQ:CA) creates software that fuels transformation
for companies and enables them to seize the opportunities of the
application economy. Software is at the heart of every business in every
industry. From planning, to development, to management and security, CA
is working with companies worldwide to change the way we live, transact,
and communicate – across mobile, private and public cloud, distributed
and mainframe environments. Learn more at

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