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.



USDR is hiring for three paid positions to be part of our Health Data program. We’re currently seeking applicants
for engineering, data, and design roles. The deadline for applications is November 30.

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

Government has expanded access to public benefits for millions of Americans in response to COVID-19—but that expanded access has also scaled the challenges governments face to determine the identity and eligibility of applicants. USDR can help streamline processes for applicants and case workers to deliver benefits quickly to those who need it most.

Since March 2020, the New York City Mayor’s Office of the Chief Technology Officer team has successfully partnered with volunteer technologists from U.S. Digital Response on multiple COVID-related projects. Now, New York City is launching the second cohort of its NYC[x] Innovation Fellows program to expand on this successful collaboration, embedding small teams of technologists with City agencies to rapidly solve specific challenges through the use of best practices in digital service delivery.


The USDR Health + Data program aims to improve government’s data capacity in the response to COVID-19. With the support of the Rockefeller Foundation, USDR has launched a dedicated data infrastructure program. This program buildS on USDR’s existing rapid response model to deliver fast and free data infrastructure support to state and local governments across the United States.

USDR is hiring for three paid positions to be part of our Health Data program. We are currently seeking applicants for engineering, data, and design roles. The deadline for applications is November 30, 2020. 

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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 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 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.



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