Senior Fellow
Jennifer Pahlka
State capacity
Government innovation

Jennifer Pahlka is a senior fellow with the Federation of American Scientists and the author of Recoding America: Why Government is Failing in the Digital Age and How We Can Do Better. She founded Code for America and led the organization for ten years. She has served as U.S. Deputy Chief Technology Officer, where she helped found the United States Digital Service, and on the Defense Innovation Board. She has received the Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship, and was named by Wired as one of the 25 people who has most shaped the past 25 years.