Expand opportunities for Americans with expertise in technological innovation to serve in the federal government
FCC Chapter: 15.12
The Executive Branch and independent agencies should expand opportunities for Americans with expertise in technological innovation to serve in the federal government.
Because many of the best ideas come from outside government, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and the Federal Communications Commission should create an Innovation Corps to ensure that new ideas continue to flow to the federal government.
An FCC-operated Innovation Corps of volunteers would serve as a think tank for technologists from inside and outside government who would volunteer to design and develop platforms and applications for all levels of government.
An OSTP-administered Innovation Fellows program could be structured similarly to the White House Fellows program. It would place leading private sector experts and innovators throughout the federal government for one year.