NextGov writes about the Congressional need for technical talent and the Congressional Innovation Fellows application opening.
Do you think Congress needs to be more tech savvy? Then bring your digital knowledge to Washington with a congressional innovation fellowship.
The program gives technologists the opportunity to shape federal tech policy through a year-long position in the office of a lawmaker or congressional committee. Applications for the third class of fellows were released on Wednesday.
The program bridges the gap between the public and tech sectors by bringing technological expertise to the Hill and instilling technology companies with a better understanding of government. While other groups like the U.S. Digital Service and 18F aim to reduce the executive branch tech deficit, the congressional innovation fellowship focuses specifically on the legislative branch.