Forty early-career technologists were named to the U.S. Digital Corps as the first cohort of fellows who will work with 13 federal government agencies to help them in capacity building, cybersecurity, public experience and other impact areas.
The fellows who are skilled in cybersecurity, data science and analytics, design, product management and software engineering will also assist in agency efforts focused on equity, health and immigration, the General Services Administration said Tuesday.
Over a two-year period, Digital Corps fellows will work on the mentioned priority projects that support the first two items on the President’s Management Agenda: strengthening and empowering the federal workforce and delivering excellent, equitable and secure federal services and customer experience.
Dave Zvenyach, director of GSA’s Technology Transformation Services, welcomed the fellows to TTS, which houses the Digital Corps, and expressed commitment to support and train the technologists.
“This cohort will deliver important services to the public, as well as enable public servants to better serve the public,” he commented.
The cohort is picked from more than 1,000 applicants and is made up mostly of first-time federal employees. To know more about the fellows, visit the Digital Corps site here.
GSA teams up with three White House offices and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency to manage the fellowship. The startup funding for the program was covered by the Federal Citizen Services Fund.