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President Obama at SEED School Kennedy Service Act signing.

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January 6, 2015 at 5:08 PM

As the nation’s electric infrastructure is modernized, it is critically important to ensure that the collection of data is performed in a manner that yields the greatest benefits for consumers, while continuing to rigorously protect their privacy. The new Voluntary Code of Conduct for utilities and third parties will help protect consumer energy data.

December 15, 2014 at 12:31 PM

Today marked the launch of the new disasters.data.gov web portal, a new public resource that fosters collaboration and the continual improvement of disaster-related open data, free tools, and new ways to empower first responders, survivors, and government officials with the information needed in the wake of a disaster. The Administration is also unveiling the first in a series of Innovator Challenges that highlight pressing needs from the disaster preparedness community.

December 9, 2014 at 4:52 PM

With this exciting new initiative from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), AmeriCorps members will expand their efforts to support tribes and localities in growing opportunity for all.

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The Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation is focused on developing policies and programs to accelerate economic recovery and create stronger communities. We do this by harnessing human capital and facilitating financial capital.