Data Innovation, Crowdsourcing On The Horizon For Innovation Fellows Program

Shefali Kapadia | Federal News Radio | April 3, 2014

After the first two rounds of the Presidential Innovation Fellows (PIF) program showed marked success, the White House announced applications are open for Round 3 of the program.

"We are accepting applications right now through April 7," said Jennifer Pahlka, deputy chief technology officer in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and one of the executives that runs the PIF program. "I really, really encourage anybody who's ever thought about serving their country in this particular way to check it out and fill out an application."

In Round 2, nearly 3,000 people applied to the fellows program. "The quality of the applications and the quality of the skill sets we've seen has been very high consistently throughout...and we're expecting the same in Round 3," said Lena Trudeau, associate commissioner for the Office of Strategic Innovations at the General Services Administration. Trudeau also oversees the PIF program...