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U.S. Digital Corps

Technology Transformation Services, General Services Administration

Innovation of the Year

The U.S. Digital Corps is an innovative new program bringing the next generation of federal tech and IT leaders into government, and is led by Chris Kuang, Caitlin Gandhi, and Masha Danilova, and housed at the General Services Administration. Launched in 2021, the program received over 1,000 applications from recent graduates across the country in just one week and just recently hired its first cohort of 40 fellows, who are majority women. The federal tech workforce has fewer than 5% of its employees under 30 — the Digital Corps fills this critical gap in the talent pipeline with the potential to scale.