Federal Manager's Daily Report

GSA has selected 17 of the applicants for its new sixth class of Presidential Innovation Fellows, who will serve as “entrepreneurs in residence” in 11 agencies working on 14 different projects.

The projects include incubating and regulating artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms at the FDA; enhancing customer experience at Agriculture; addressing digital infrastructure security at Transportation; supporting digital transformation and modernization for the Marine Corps; and working with the office of chief technology officer at the VA to help improve veterans’ benefits experience, it said.

“The PIF program brings the principles, values, and practices of the innovation economy into government through the most effective agents of change: people. This highly competitive program pairs talented, diverse technologists and innovators with top civil servants and change-makers working at the highest levels of the federal government to achieve lasting impact at startup speed,” it said.

Since its inception in 2013, the program has involved 135 fellows at two dozen agencies.