Out On the Front Lines of Civic Tech

We have the best jobs in government, period. Each day we wake up empowered to solve critical issues facing public safety, national security, healthcare, and transportation.

As Presidential Innovation Fellows (PIF), we are part of our nation’s Technology Transformation Services at the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA). We joined the federal government as entrepreneurs-in-residence to help federal agencies provide more accessible, efficient, and effective products and services to the American people and to tackle tough national problems.

Since 2012, the PIF program has allowed us to demonstrate that private and public sector professionals working together can accomplish far more than either in isolation. That’s because we listen intently to diverse perspectives, whether they are from a machine learning expert, a senior citizen recently diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, or career federal agency leaders looking to modernize their divisions.

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Katie Easton