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  • Honoring Open Government and Civic Hacking Champions of Change

    Last Tuesday, the White House honored 14 Open Government and Civic Hacking Champions of Change—extraordinary Americans working to improve their communities through technology, innovation, and civic participation. As entrepreneurs, innovators, organizers, and community leaders, these “Champions of Change” have made a tremendous positive impact.

  • We the Geeks Wrap Up: “Intelligence is our real Superpower”

    Last week, the White House hosted another installment of its “We the Geeks” Google Hangout series, this time on “The Stuff Superheroes Are Made Of.” The Hangout featured top innovators working to develop materials and technologies that can enable real-life “superpowers” such as invisibility and super strength. Some of the participants even demoed their wares live on the air.

  • Immigrant Entrepreneurs and Common-Sense Immigration Reform

    Last month, President Obama praised the Senate for passing commonsense immigration reform through a bipartisan bill that is the best opportunity we’ve had in years to fix the Nation's broken immigration system. If it were signed into law, this bill would benefit the U.S. economy, foster innovation, and encourage more job creation, as summarized in a recent White House report and animated video.

  • First Look at

    Today, we’re excited to share a sneak preview of a new design for, called The upgrade builds on the President’s May 2013 Open Data Executive Order that aims to fuse open-data practices into the Federal Government’s DNA. is far from complete (think of it as a very early beta), but we couldn’t wait to share our design approach – knowing that we need your help to make it even better.

  • Mozilla Ignite Challenge Winners Announced

    A year ago this month, OSTP and the National Science Foundation (NSF) launched the US Ignite initiative to jumpstart the development of software applications able to take advantage of the Nation’s growing but underutilized network of very-high-speed, gigabyte/second Internet connections. On Tuesday, at the US Ignite Partnership’s Application Summit in Chicago, IL, NSF and Mozilla announced the winners of the $500,000 Mozilla Ignite Challenge.

  • We the Geeks: Innovation for Global Good

    Geeks have had a lasting positive impact on the lives of millions of people in the developing world. The White House will host a “We The Geeks” Google+ Hangout this Thursday to discuss innovation for global good with some of the creative minds making it happen.

  • Intellectual Property: A Key Driver of our Economy

    Intellectual property is a key driver of our economy. So it matters that we have the right approach to intellectual property enforcement; one that is thoughtful, dedicated and effective, and that makes good and efficient use of our resources. The release of the Administration’s 2013 Joint Strategic Plan for Intellectual Property Enforcement builds on our efforts to protect intellectual property to date, and provides a roadmap for our work over the next three years.

  • A New Astronaut Class Begins Its Journey

    Today, NASA released its 2013 astronaut class -- it's first class in three years. The class consists of candidates from diverse backgrounds and is even composted of the highest percentage of women ever.

  • Four Years of Broadband Growth

    Today, the White House released a new report discussing the importance of fast and reliable Internet connected in a modern economy.

  • Administration Advances Wireless Spectrum for Economic Growth

    President Obama today issued a Presidential Memorandum that builds on the Administration’s commitment to make additional spectrum available for wireless broadband to drive innovation, expand consumer services, and increase job creation and economic growth. It establishes a set of measures that Federal agencies will now take to more aggressively enhance spectrum efficiency and enable access to more spectrum for consumer services and applications.