How to get smart college students to help your agency solve big challenges

What if you had a hundred colleges and universities focusing on your agency’s top challenges? That’s the idea behind a program called Hacking for, well, name your mission. Public administration challenges get translated into semester-long courses at various schools and the results are delivered back to the original agency. Now a bill in Congress would make it easier for all agencies to use the program, coordinated by a non-profit called Common Mission Project or CMP. Federal Drive host Tom Temin talked about all of this with CMP executive director Alex Gallo.