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10:22 pm, December 19, 2014

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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Inside the Presidential Innovation Fellows program: A Q&A with the White House

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.

Tuesday - 04/01/2014, 04:00am EDT

Saving lives ... one mobile app at a time

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.

Wednesday - 04/02/2014, 04:00am EDT

How the future of health care lies behind a Blue Button

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.

Wednesday - 04/02/2014, 04:00am EDT

Data innovation, crowdsourcing on the horizon for Innovation Fellows program

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.

Thursday - 04/03/2014, 04:00am EDT

Video: What is a Presidential Innovation Fellow?

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.

Tuesday - 04/01/2014, 04:00am EDT

Photos: Meet the Round 2 Presidential Innovation Fellows

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.

Monday - 03/17/2014, 04:08pm EDT