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In Search of More Presidential Innovation Fellows

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The U.S. General Services Administration is seeking applicants for the Presidential Innovation Fellows program.

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The U.S. General Services Administration is now accepting applications for the third round of the Presidential Innovation Fellows program. The initiative gives people from outside the federal government an opportunity to work with federal innovators on projects intended to help make the government run better.

The three high-impact initiatives of the third round are big data, crowdsourcing, and digital services, and the program will look to tap people who are experts in these areas.

Fellows will help create a digital experience that will enable the Department of Veterans Affairs to provide better, faster access to services. They also will assist the government in its effort to make information resources more accessible to the public and usable in computer readable forms, and to encourage the use of data by companies, entrepreneurs, citizens, and others to drive the creation of new products, services, and jobs. In addition, fellows will help the government leverage technology and innovation to engage the public as a strategic partner in solving problems and improving government operations.

There will be 14 projects in the three areas, and the application deadline is April 7.

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