Sophomore class of Presidential Innovation Fellows announced

Kathryn Sadasivan | FedScoop | June 24, 2013

The White House welcomed 43 innovators into federal service today, as a new round of Presidential Innovation Fellows was tapped for duty.

PIF are drawn from private sector and academia to work alongside government during six- to 11-month tours of duty, developing innovative solutions to the most pressing federal problems. Created in 2012 to undertake five inaugural projects, the program seeks to make government better for citizens.

The inaugural class of 18 participants worked in teams on five projects: MyUSA, RFP-EZ, Blue Button, Better Than Cash and Open Data Initiatives. The newly welcomed 43 individuals will pick up where the first group left off.