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Presidential Innovation Fellows

Presidential Innovation Fellow Adam Becker launches the Department of Better Technology

Marquis Cabrera | Posted 01.15.2016 | Impact
Marquis Cabrera

Recently, I interviewed the Co-founder & Chief Technology Officer, Adam Becker, of The Department of Better Technology (DOBT). DOBT is dedicated to making great software that helps governments and nonprofits better serve their communities.

Presidential Innovation Fellow Adam Becker launches the Department of Better Technology

Marquis Cabrera | Posted 01.07.2016 | Impact
Marquis Cabrera

Recently, I interviewed the Co-founder & Chief Technology Officer, Adam Becker, of The Department of Better Technology (DOBT). DOBT is dedicated to m...

Celebrate Badass Innovators!

Kathy Kemper | Posted 08.27.2015 | Technology
Kathy Kemper

Front row, Rohini Chopra, first USCTO Aneesh Chopra, USCTO Megan Smith, Coach Kathy Kemper, IFE Founder & CEO, Dep. USCTO and round 1 PIF, Ryan Pancha...

Goodbye Silicon Valley, Hello Government

Kara DeFrias | Posted 06.30.2015 | Technology
Kara DeFrias

Improvement can be sweeping, or incremental. In my case, it started with a nibble in 2012 when former U.S. CTO Todd Park tweeted he was "looking for a few good women and men to serve their country" as part of a new program called the White House Presidential Innovation Fellows (PIFs).

Gerry Smith

The US Government Is Awful At Technology, In One Chart

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 08.14.2014 | Technology

The White House said this week that it has created a new team of tech wizards, led by a former Google employee, to help the government avoid another b...

Gerry Smith

Uncle Sam Wants Coders To Leave Silicon Valley For D.C.

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 06.27.2014 | Technology

President Obama delivers remarks about the error-plagued launch of Healthcare.gov in the Rose Garden. (Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images) Washingto...

Governments as Partners in Innovation

Kathy Kemper | Posted 05.17.2014 | Technology
Kathy Kemper

25 years ago, a British computer scientist named Tim Berners-Lee drafted a memo to his colleagues at CERN that outlined a new way of managing information; that document was the foundation for what we now call the Internet.

Memorandum for the President: The White House CIO Fellowship Program

Ricardo Garcia-Amaya | Posted 01.28.2013 | Technology
Ricardo Garcia-Amaya

I look forward to seeing this great program evolve from aligning fellows to specific projects to pairing them to technology leaders within the federal government -- consistent with how the White House Fellowship program works.