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Solving Our Nation's Toughest Challenges: The Presidential Innovation Fellows
Over the past two years, 61 talented and diverse individuals from the private sector teamed up with federal agencies to develop solutions to some of the nation's toughest challenges through the Presidential Innovation Fellows program. Federal News Radio's special report, Solving Our Nation's Toughest Challenges: The Presidential Innovation Fellows, takes a behind-the-scenes look at the fellows program, learns some of the greatest success stories from Rounds 1 and 2 and looks forward to future rounds of the program.
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Jennifer Pahlka, the deputy chief technology officer in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), oversees and runs the Presidential Innovation Fellows program along with others in OSTP and the General Services Administration. In an exclusive interview with Federal News Radio, Pahlka explains how the fellows program was born and what impact the projects are making.
When disasters strike, information sharing becomes key for both first responders and the people affected on the ground. Over the past 10 months, two members of the private sector have been working with the federal government to develop apps and crowdsourcing techniques that could help save lives when the next Superstorm Sandy hits.
The Blue Button Initiative started at VA as a way for veterans to more easily access their health care data. But, with the help of Presidential Innovation Fellows, the initiative is now enabling American people across the country to access their personal health records in a human-readable format. Federal News Radio examines the project's greatest successes and where it's headed next.
The White House is looking for a few great thinkers for round 3 of the Presidential Innovation Fellows program, which will focus on data innovation, crowdsourcing and digital projects. Applications are being accepted through April 7, with work scheduled to begin on the projects this summer. In part three of Federal News Radio's special report, Solving Our Nation's Toughest Challenges: The Presidential Innovation Fellows, we get a behind-the-scenes look at what's ahead in round 3 of the program.
Over the past two years, 61 talented and diverse individuals from the private sector teamed up with federal agencies to develop solutions to some of the nation's toughest challenges. Watch the video to learn more about the Presidential Innovation Fellows program.
The Presidential Innovation Fellows are a diverse group of innovators and thinkers. Click through the gallery to meet the fellows from Round 2. View our special report page for full coverage of the fellow program.