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The CXO Fellowship program is dedicated to providing enriching professional development opportunities for the next generation of Federal leaders in acquisitions, finance, human capital, and information technology. The program provides an opportunity for Federal leaders to grow professionally through a unique set of educational seminars and events.

During the year-long program, Fellows meet with leaders in the Federal management community and learn about innovative government operations through educational seminars and “Inside Government” events. The objective of the program is to provide a unique perspective on the innovative missions led by Federal agencies.

Selected Fellows remain in their current positions at their home agency and are participate in two to three program events each month with a total time commitment of ten to fifteen hours per month. All Fellows are expected to participate in unique Program activities including Seminars, “Inside Government” events, and special programs.

How to Apply
Application Period

The application period for the 2020 CXO Fellowship program is:

May 1, 2020 to June 12, 2020

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To learn more about the CXO Fellows program, please read our recent blog post on

Who are the fellows?

Fellows are mid-level Federal employees (typically GS 9-13) that have demonstrated leadership potential.


Our Mission

1) To connect the rising leaders across government in functions of federal acquisition, finance, human capital, and information technology.

2) To foster cross-community relationship building through interactive discussions and collaboration.

3) To invest in outstanding Federal employees to broaden their knowledge of the Federal government and improve retention.


The Latest

Five Takeaways from the Fiscal Year 2018 CXO Fellows

Last Friday, the CXO Fellows ended their year-long fellowship program with a commencement ceremony at the General Services Administration. Speakers included U.S. General Services Administration Administrator, Emily Murphy, U.S. Department of Homeland Security Chief Procurement Officer Soraya Correa, and several members of the Fiscal Year 2018 cohort. We sat down with fellows to learn about some of … Continued


  CXO Fellows Cohort: FY 15-16 Functional Group: Procurement Current Position: Contracting Officer Agency: U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) – Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers (FLETC) We caught up with Sandra Oliver Schmidt in a recent event for the current cohort at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC). The center offers law enforcement … Continued

Alumni Spotlight: Angela McPherson

  CXO Fellows Cohort FY 16-17 Functional Group: Information Technology Current Position: Program Liaison Specialist, MY OSSPI Agency: GSA Angela McPherson is a member of the 2016-2017 CXO Fellows cohort. During her participation in the CXO Fellowship, Angela was a Program Specialist working as a financial management systems trainer at the General Services Administration (GSA). … Continued

CXO Fellows Power Lunch: Tim Horne and Emily Murphy, GSA

As part of the CXO Fellows Power Lunch series, GSA Fellows met with Tim Horne, GSA Acting Administrator and Emily Murphy, Senior Advisor to the Administrator. The event created an opportunity for CXO Fellows to foster a connection with GSA leadership as well as their cross-functional peers. The fellows represented acquisition, finance, and IT function … Continued

Mulvaney shares leadership lessons with CXO Fellows

Fifty fellows heard from top government leadership in a session with Mick Mulvaney, Director of the Office of Management and Budget, as part of the 2016-2017 CXO Fellows Program. In the Indian Treaty Room at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, Director Mulvaney shared his thoughts on how to enable good government and his personal experience … Continued

Learning Leadership and Space Flight: CXO Fellows Visit NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

On April 5th, CXO Fellows attended an in-depth tour and briefing at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center from senior NASA staff and scientists. Welcomed by Dennis Vandertuig, Director and CIO of the IT & Communications Directorate, Fellows learned about the Goddard Center mission and component projects. Mr. Vandertuig discussed the unique challenges faced by Goddard, … Continued