The General Services Administration announced the 2019 class of Presidential Innovation Fellows (PIF) today, adding 17 fellows to support Federal agencies in delivering innovative projects and technology.

The new fellows will work within government for a year across 14 different projects, including multiple efforts aimed at improving Federal IT.

Projects include working with the CTO’s office at the Department of Veterans Affairs to improve APIs, supporting efforts at the Food and Drug Administration to improve big data analytics in connection with regulatory decisions, and driving effort to implement recommendations of the Office of Management and Budget’s cross-agency priority (CAP) goal on customer experience.

“This year’s PIF class is an impressive team of entrepreneurs, technologists, and designers committed to using their talents to give back to our country,” said Anil Cheriyan, director of GSA’s Technology and Transformation Services (TTS). “Their work plays a key role in shaping innovation within our government and furthers TTS’ mission to improve the public’s experience with the federal government.”

The class of new fellows includes; Clarice Chan, Nelson A. Colon Vargas, Maria Lynne Dayton, Ali Diallo, Georgeta Dragoiu, Adam Drake, Ryan Fiorentino, Robert Goldel, Patrick Lin, Adele Luta, Soni Meckem, Maura Newell, Mike Pritchard, Rana Saad, Sarayu Srinivasan, Nevin Taylor, and Joy Whitt.

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