Wanted: Top-notch techies to take a short-term stab at government's problems

By Joseph Marks

February 5, 2013

This story has been updated.

The White House is seeking a new slate of external entrepreneurs and technologists to serve short-term tours tackling thorny government problems.

The second round of Presidential Innovation Fellows will focus on developing:

The innovation fellows program, developed by federal Chief Technology Officer Todd Park, is based loosely on the private sector’s Entrepreneur in Residence model, which brings in outside experts to streamline a large organization’s bureaucratic processes.

The innovation fellows have six to 12 months to tackle a single government problem and produce a solution that government officials can rely on after their service concludes. The second round of innovation fellows will start work in late April or early May depending on the project, Park said via Twitter

The first round of innovation fellows began their fellowships in August. Some of the teams are concluding their projects now.

Those fellows have produced:

Application information for the fellowships is available here. The application period will close March 17.

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By Joseph Marks

February 5, 2013