We wanted a better understanding of where organizations are using funds to address technical deficiencies in Congress and where minority-focused organizations need help in securing technology-specific fellows. We’ve compiled the following information about other existing fellowship programs.
Technical.ly writes about the Congressional Innovation Fellowship.
FedScoop writes about the need for technical talent in Congress.
NextGov writes about the Congressional need for technical talent and the Congressional Innovation Fellows application opening.
Cyberscoop writes about Senator Ron Wyden's efforts to secure the U.S. Senate e-mail servers.
I could create a long list of the reasons that I was motivated to join the TechCongress. At the very top of that list is my first-hand experience working for a Member of Congress and attempting to develop and promote policy with individuals (including myself at times) that had limited technical experience. This illustrated, to me, the criticality of TechCongress’ mission.