Today the General Services Administration (GSA) announced its new Presidential Innovation Fellows (PIF) class – beginning its seventh cohort with 20 new fellows.

“Over the last seven years, fellows have worked to accelerate the adoption of novel technology within the federal government and save taxpayer dollars. Our new cohort of fellows will continue to build upon this work to help agencies create better products, services, and experiences for the American public,” Josh DiFrances, said in a release.

The new PIF class will collaborate with nine Federal agencies on 13 different projects while serving as entrepreneurs-in-residence. Among other agencies, the cohort will work on projects with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs, Millennium Challenge Corporation, and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on modernization, AI, data capabilities, and other areas.

The new fellows are Irtaza Barlas, Devin Brande, Minh H. Chau, George Chewning, Dennis Chornenky, Christopher Corpuel, Ariele Faber, Angelo Frigo, Joshua Farrar, C.C. Gong, Michelle Holko, Ken Kato, Melissa Keene, Johnny Martin, Wanmei Ou, Likhitha Patha, Gina Valo, Nina Walia, Scott Weiss, and Kaeli Yuen.

Since 2012, PIF has recruited 159 fellows to work on projects in more than 35 agencies.

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Jordan Smith is a MeriTalk Senior Technology Reporter covering the intersection of government and technology.