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White House, GSA welcome Round 3 Innovation Fellows

The White House and the General Services Administration select 27 new Presidential Innovation Fellows to work on "high-impact" projects.

Tags: technology , workforce , White House , GSA , Shefali Kapadia

Tuesday - 09/16/2014, 10:12am 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 dedicated their time and skills working with the federal government to develop apps and crowdsourcing techniques that could help save lives when the next Superstorm Sandy hits. Federal News Radio learns more about their individual projects as part of our special report, Solving Our Nation's Toughest Challenges: The Presidential Innovation Fellows.

Tags: Jacqueline Kazil , Derek Frempong , FEMA , Department of Energy , GeoQ , Lantern , crowdsourcing , social media , Lena Trudeau , workforce , Shefali Kapadia

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 as part of our special report, Solving Our Nation's Toughest Challenges: The Presidential Innovation Fellows.

Tags: Adam Dole , Lena Trudeau , Jennifer Pahlka , Blue Button , Veterans Affairs , Health and Human Services , workforce , Shefali Kapadia

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

Meet the 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 fellows program.

Tags: Shefali Kapadia

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

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

From saving lives to saving hundreds of thousands of dollars, the Presidential Innovation Fellows program is already making a difference in its short two-year existence. In our special report, Solving Our Nation's Toughest Challenges: The Presidential Innovation Fellows, Federal News Radio gets an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the fellows program and examines some of its greatest success stories.

Tags: Jennifer Pahlka , Shefali Kapadia , OSTP , workforce

Tuesday - 04/01/2014, 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.

Tags: Lena Trudeau , Jennifer Pahlka , OSTP , GSA , workforce , Shefali Kapadia

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

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.

Tags: Lena Trudeau , Adam Dole , Derek Frempong , Jacqueline Kazil , GSA , Shefali Kapadia , workforce

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

Shefali Kapadia, Web Editor, Federal News Radio

Two fellows in the Presidential Innovation Fellows program are leveraging technology and crowdsourcing to make disaster response faster and more efficient in order to help save lives. Federal News Radio's Web Editor Shefali Kapadia has taken an in-depth look at the fellows program as part of a special report, Solving Our Nation's Toughest Challenges: The Presidential Innovation Fellows. She joined Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Emily Kopp to discuss her special report and the individual projects making a difference.

Tags: Shefali Kapadia , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 04/02/2014, 04:39pm EDT
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Innovation Fellows combine new, old technologies

The White House chose nine projects for the second round of the innovation fellows program, including the 21st century Financial Systems project. This program hopes to simplify current accounting methods and minimize cost inefficiencies. Other PIF projects look to create platforms for sharing ideas within and between agencies.

Tags: financial management , managment , technology , White House , Cogan Schneier ,

Tuesday - 06/25/2013, 04:31pm EDT