Support for Crisis Response

We place experienced, pro-bono technologists to work with government and organizations responding to crisis, to quickly deliver critical services and infrastructure that support the needs of the public. We’re non-partisan, fast, and free.


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Supporting Unemployment Insurance (UI) Systems

State of Kansas

When the state of Kansas requested support for their UI system, four volunteers worked with the Department of Labor and the Office of Information Technology Services to get the benefits application site up and running again.

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Matching Hospital Staffing Shortages with Qualified Workers

State of Louisiana

The Louisiana Department of Health launched Louisiana Health Work Connect, with start-to-finish support from volunteers with technical expertise. This pilot program connects facilities with acute healthcare staffing shortages to qualified candidates who are otherwise out of work.

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Helping the Homebound Get Meals

Concord, CA | Paterson, NJ | Walnut Creek, CA

The City of Concord, CA worked with USDR to create a volunteer-matching system that connects community volunteers to vulnerable populations for groceries, deliveries, and check-ins. It has already been rapidly adapted for two other cities.

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Experts in user research, design, back-end engineering, project management and data science.
—As of August 2020

Government
Partners

States

New Jersey
Louisiana
Kansas
California
Pennsylvania
Michigan

Cities

San Rafael, CA
Concord, CA
Paterson, NJ
Oakland, CA
Boston, MA

Counties

St. Louis County, MO

How We Help

Tap into Tech Talent

We identify experts who match the skills you need, as quickly as the same day we receive your request.

Skills include: engineering, design, operations, data science, supply chain management, policy, content strategy, marketing and more.

Access Today’s Tech Tools

We help you implement lean and effective solutions that work with your systems, like improved database management, user experience design, content strategy, and tracking dashboards.

We build alongside your teams, so everyone is trained and prepared for handoff.

Learn From What’s Working

We’re working with hundreds of cities, counties, states, and federal agencies around the country, and can appropriately share best practices across our network.

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What We Do

COVID-19 threatens to overwhelm government services across the country. U.S. Digital Response is a nonpartisan effort that puts experienced, pro bono technologists to work with governments responding to the COVID-19 crisis.

Our volunteers work with your team to understand your needs, and get you the tools you need to deliver critical services to the people who need them — all within a few days to weeks.

Our diverse cohort of volunteers has deep expertise, spanning engineering, data science, content strategy, design, logistics and supply chain, and disaster response.

We provide rapid staffing to governments of all sizes, from small cities to large states, in areas ranging from public health to economic recovery, and much in between.

If you are unsure of how to address a challenge, USDR can help to assess the problem first, before you invest in costly solutions.

Tell us about the challenges you’re facing. We’ll get back to you within hours.

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