Technical.ly: A few months after its launch, here’s what we know about the US Digital Corps

“For US Digital Corps cofounder Chris Kuang, the need for a social impact opportunity pipeline in the government wasn’t just a hypothetical ideal; It was something he experienced personally.

’I came into this space when I was still in school and looking for opportunities, internships and full-time jobs that were at the intersection of technology and public service,’ Kuang told Technical.ly. ‘And I really couldn’t find any.’…”

“After its launch in August, the program is gearing up to lock down its first round of fellows this quarter. The Corps is a collaboration between the General Services Administration (GSA), White House Office of Management and Budget, the Office of Personnel Management, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, and operated through the GSA’s Technology Transformation Services (TTS)…”

“Initial agencies for the program include (but are not limited to):

  • GSA
  • Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Center for Medicare Services
  • Center for Medicaid Services
  • Consumer Financial Protection Bureau…”

“The goal upon opening the application, he added, is making sure the process is as painless as possible. At the end of the program, the hope is that applicants will be fully prepared for a career in government. In particular, Kuang said, the Digital Corps team is looking to work with agencies with targeted plans and reputations for working with early-career technologists and offering the support they need…” Read the full article here.

Source: A few months after its launch, here’s what we know about the US Digital Corps – By Michaela Althouse, October 19, 2021. Technical.ly.

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