NYC and USDR Team-Up for Long-Term Digitization Amid Crisis

Government Technology: New York City has created a new civic tech fellowship program that is rapidly yielding results while also fueling innovation culture within the country’s largest local government.

The program is called NYC[x] Innovation Fellows, and it is essentially a team up between the civic tech group U.S. Digital Response (USDR), and the NYC Mayor’s Office of the CIO, although the work it has already done has involved many agencies within the city as well. The program will soon close applications for its second cohort of volunteer participants, who will help it to tally half a dozen finished projects in roughly as many months — an incredibly rapid pace of work for any civic tech program.

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