U.S. Digital Response

Former Google chairman launches fund for safety-net innovation


Former Google chairman Eric Schmidt's foundation launched a $13 million grant program to develop technology for government benefit programs.

U.S. Digital Response launches new election program


The civic-tech nonprofit recently received a large donation to expand its services for election officials, like voter information websites.

U.S. Digital Response appoints new interim CEO


Jessica Cole, a co-founder of the organization that formed in response to the pandemic, will succeed founding CEO Raylene Yung, who is joining the Biden administration.

To get digital services right, government needs to stay crisis-ready


How can you prepare for the next decade of digital service? Stay in crisis mode a little longer, says Jessica Cole of U.S. Digital Response.

After crashes, D.C. officials say new vaccine site will be better


A new site with pre-registration for COVID-19 vaccines will replace one that crashed repeatedly, but questions linger over the city's digital service development.

New York City graduates first class of pandemic innovation fellows


A class of 14 technologists helped the city complete several initiatives, including broadband mapping and a data dashboard to track hate crimes across the five boroughs.