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Posted byon May 16, 2013 at 9:46 AM EDT
Technology evolves rapidly, and it can be challenging for policy and its implementation to evolve at the same pace. Last week, President Obama launched a new Open Data Policy and Executive Order aimed at ensuring that data released by the government will be as accessible and useful as possible. To make sure this tech-focused policy can keep up with the speed of innovation, we created Project Open Data.
Posted byon May 15, 2013 at 4:26 PM EDT
The National Eye Institute (NEI) launched the Audacious Goals Initiative last year to drive innovation in vision research for the next decade and beyond. To encourage the broadest possible range of ideas and participants in this Initiative, the NEI held a prize competition to identify “Audacious Goals in Vision Research and Blindness Rehabilitation,” open to submissions from August through November 2012.
Posted byon May 15, 2013 at 10:00 AM EDT
America’s small information technology firms are some of the most innovative in the world. And thanks to an exciting new pilot project called RFP-EZ, it is getting easier for them to address some of the Federal Government’s most pressing IT needs. And the results we are seeing from this program highlight what is possible when you unleash the power of American entrepreneurs.
Posted byon May 14, 2013 at 2:35 PM EDT
The White House is kicking off “We the Geeks,” a new series of Google+ Hangouts to highlight the future of science, technology, and innovation here in the United States.
Posted byon May 10, 2013 at 4:50 PM EDT
Yesterday, President Obama visited Austin, Texas, to kick off his Middle Class Jobs and Opportunity Tour. At Capital Factory, a local start-up incubator, he met with technology entrepreneurs and innovative companies that are helping grow our economy and create jobs by building new products and services. One of those companies, Stormpulse, uses freely available government weather data to help businesses protect themselves.
Posted byon May 10, 2013 at 3:53 PM EDT
Here's quick glimpse at what happened this week on WhiteHouse.gov.
Posted byon May 9, 2013 at 6:00 PM EDT
President Obama kicks off a series of Middle Class Jobs & Opportunity Tours focused on the his core agenda: creating a strong and vibrant economy built on good middle class jobs.
Posted byon May 9, 2013 at 1:28 PM EDT
Today, in conjunction with a series of landmark steps announced by the Obama Administration to unleash troves of useful data from the vaults of government, the interagency US Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) launched a new online tool that promises to accelerate research relating to climate change and human health—the Metadata Access Tool for Climate and Health, or “MATCH.”
Posted byon May 9, 2013 at 11:45 AM EDT
President Obama signs an Executive Order directing historic steps to make government-held data more accessible to the public and to entrepreneurs and others as fuel for innovation and economic growth.
Posted byon May 8, 2013 at 5:25 PM EDT
President Obama is making his first stop on a series of Middle Class Jobs and Opportunity Tours, traveling to Austin, Texas to learn more about what's being done there to create stable and well-paying jobs that can support a middle-class family.