Technology Innovators Embed in Federal Agencies: Meet the 21st Century Presidential Innovation Fellows

GSA Introduces Newest Class of Presidential Innovation Fellows with Focus on Technology Upgrades

In 2012, the General Services Administration (GSA) launched the Presidential Innovation Fellows (PIF) program, which recruits technology and innovation leaders from the private sector to embed at various federal agencies. This year, GSA has announced the members of the first of two cohorts that will be launched this year.

The first cohort consists of 21 fellows focused on technology modernization goals. They will serve as strategic advisers supporting government leaders as they address national priorities. These innovators are excited about using their skills for the public good and collaborating with agency leaders to improve service delivery for the American people in their times of need.

In addition to this first cohort, a second cohort launching this summer will focus on artificial intelligence in support of the Executive Order on the Safe, Secure and Trustworthy Development and Use of Artificial Intelligence. The GSA Administrator, Robin Carnahan, expressed excitement about how these innovators will use their skills to make a positive impact on public service. Over 250 fellows have been recruited since PIF was launched in 2012 and have made significant contributions to public service, including enhancing data sharing at the Department of Veterans Affairs and supporting technology modernization at the Department of Justice.

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