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  • Posted by Lindsay Holst and Kori Schulman on October 9, 2014 at 12:28 PM

    President Obama discusses American innovation on Medium, a platform which encourages people to share ideas and stories that matter.



  • Posted by Ezra Mechaber on October 9, 2014 at 12:24 PM

    The Council on Economic Advisers releases a new report that looks at the so-called "Millennial" generation. Here's what they learned.



  • Posted by Erin Szulman on October 9, 2014 at 9:13 AM

    On September 30, OSTP hosted the White House BRAIN (Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies) Conference. The event was held to highlight recent progress and next steps on the President's BRAIN Initiative. Conference participants included representatives from academia, philanthropic foundations, companies, and several students from the National Academy of Engineering Grand Challenge Scholars Program. OSTP sat down with two of the Scholars to hear about their experiences at the conference.



  • Posted by Roy L. Austin Jr., Karol Mason on October 8, 2014 at 7:30 PM

    Officials from the White House, the Department of Justice, and the Department of Health and Human Services welcome a diverse group of federal officials, non-profit workers, faith leaders, school administrators, researchers, and child welfare advocates to the White House, to announce a series of steps aimed at providing stronger support to help children with incarcerated parents succeed, and overcome the unique obstacles they often face.



  • Posted by David Hudson on October 8, 2014 at 5:50 PM

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announce that five U.S. airports will begin enhanced Ebola screening for all people coming from Ebola-affected countries.



  • Posted by Dan Utech on October 8, 2014 at 5:44 PM

    According to EPA’s Fuel Economy Trends Report, new vehicles in 2013 achieved their highest fuel economy of all time.



  • Posted by Stefanie Feldman on October 8, 2014 at 2:11 PM

    Yesterday, Vice President Biden stopped by the L.A. Baking Company in Los Angeles to talk with Ron Ballesteros and other local business owners about the importance of raising the minimum wage.



  • Posted by Jayne Morrow and Sydney Smith-Heimbrock on October 8, 2014 at 11:51 AM

    Today the U.S. Office of Personal Management (OPM) and the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy (OSTP) welcomed more than 50 Federal innovators to the White House to celebrate the key contributions of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) professionals working in our Government. Every day, these STEM employees conduct scientific research; collect and analyze measurements of Earth; inform policy decisions; and carry out programs that help grow our Nation’s economy, boost national security, and protect public health and our environment.



  • Posted by Dr. Tom Frieden on October 7, 2014 at 6:44 PM

    Since the first appearance of Ebola in West Africa earlier this year, CDC has been working to prepare the American health care system for the diagnosis and safe care of a patient with Ebola here on our shores.



  • Posted by Lew Prince on October 6, 2014 at 2:05 PM

    Lew Prince, co-owner and managing partner of Vintage Vinyl, makes the case from personal experience that as a business owner, raising the minimum wage can help both consumers and businesses succeed.