Supporting the Critical Needs of the Public

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

See what's happening at U.S. Digital Response

Looking for a career in civic tech? U.S. Digital Response is hiring professionals to help identify gaps and challenges with our partners, understand the needs of communities and constituents, and find, build or develop tools needed to deliver critical services to the people who need them. Learn more about working with USDR and our current open positions.

USDR was featuring the annual Good Tech Awards roundup in The New York Times. The article highlight’s USDR’s work with data visualization, COVID-19 testing, and unemployment insurance modernization with partners from the State of Pennsylvania, City of Seattle, and State of Kansas. Read the full 2020 Good Tech Awards roundup here.

With the support of the Rockefeller Foundation, USDR’s health program aims to improve government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This program is focusing efforts on COVID-19 vaccinations, testing and tracing, and research and rapid response. Learn more about USDR’s health program here. 

700 +
Active volunteers
States and territories
6700 +
Volunteers who have raised their hands to help.
— As of March 2021

Our Approach

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, user experience research 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 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, and states around the country, and can appropriately share best practices across our network.

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What We Do

U.S. Digital Response serves the immediate needs of the public by activating highly-skilled talent, leveraging new technology, and partnering directly with governments and nonprofits

Our community works with you pro bono 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 pro bono specialists, including staff and volunteers from across the country, has deep expertise, spanning engineering, data science, content strategy, design, logistics and supply chain, and disaster response.

We provide rapid pro bono tech support to governments of all sizes, from small cities to large states, in areas ranging from public health to economic stability, 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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