The General Services Administration (GSA) has announced the new cohort of Presidential Innovation Fellows (PIF) for 2023. These 20 private-sector technology and innovation leaders will work with 13 federal agencies to improve government services and experiences for the public. The program began in 2012 under the Office of Science, Technology, and Innovation but moved to GSA in 2013. The fellows come from diverse backgrounds and bring expertise in fields such as product management, design, strategy, artificial intelligence, data science, and cloud infrastructure. They work with agency teams to modernize systems and improve service delivery.
Examples of this year’s projects include Antoinette Coleman’s work advising the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) at the USDA, and two fellows at the new Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health (ARPA-H) providing cross-agency perspectives on the role of data in healthcare. Avalon, a data scientist and technology leader, worked on the American Rescue Plan’s Community Navigator Program at the Small Business Administration, helping identify and connect entrepreneurs with grants and community support.
The pandemic may have played a role in inspiring fellows to join the program, as people often seek to come together during times of crisis. However, many are passionate about using their skills to create positive change and improve government services for the public. Despite the challenges of working with government agencies, the PIF program offers a unique opportunity for private-sector leaders to make a significant impact.
– The Presidential Innovation Fellows program has been in operation for ten years.
– The fellows are embedded in agencies across the federal government, including the Department of Defense, the Veterans Affairs (VA), NASA, the CDC, ARPA-H, and others.
– The PIF program emphasizes collaborative and pragmatic leadership, encouraging fellows to work closely with agency teams to create impact.
The latest cohort of Presidential Innovation Fellows includes private-sector technology and innovation leaders working with federal agencies to improve government services and experiences for the public. Projects range from data analysis to healthcare expertise. The program offers an opportunity for private-sector leaders to make a significant impact on government services and provides a unique experience working with government agencies.
The Presidential Innovation Fellows program has been instrumental in connecting private-sector technology and innovation leaders with government agencies to improve service delivery. The new cohort of fellows brings fresh perspectives and diverse expertise to tackle some of the government’s most pressing challenges. Despite the unique challenges of working with government agencies, the program offers a unique opportunity for private-sector leaders to improve government services and make a lasting impact on the public.