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White House publishes innovation fellows list

June 25, 2013

The White House recently published its second annual Presidential Innovation Fellows list of 43 scientists, engineers and entrepreneurs who are working to improve government operations and technology. According to Next Gov, the list also includes a discussion of the projects these individuals are working on, from creating new standards for cyber-industrial processes to enhancing transparency and open government technology.

Created by Todd Park, CTO for the current administration, the Innovation Fellows program provides key visibility and support for new efforts in improving life in the U.S. The majority of those who made the list will work hand-in-hand with the government to jumpstart their ideas and fuel "private-sector job creation," according to the White House blog. Many of the projects are open source and accept contributions as well.

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More information on the Presidential Innovation Fellows program is available here.