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  • An Improbable Public Interest Start Up

    A year ago, I returned to California after working on the rescue team to fix Healthcare.gov. I slept for a couple of weeks, and I began the task of processing what I had seen and done. I knew that Healthcare.gov was the most important work I had been a part of. I saw that technology in parts of the government was in bad shape.


  • U.S.-U.K. Digital Government Partnership

    Today, we are building on a long history of innovation and collaboration on digital technologies with the United Kingdom. The President and Prime Minister Cameron just announced a commitment to strengthen and expand the ongoing digital partnership between our two countries.


  • You’re Invited: The 2015 State of the Union Social

    The White House is opening its doors as part of the White House Social series for the 2015 State of the Union White House Social.


  • Designing a Citizen Science and Crowdsourcing Toolkit for the Federal Government

    On November 21, the Office of Science and Technology Policy, in partnership with the Office of Personnel Management and the Federal Community of Practice on Crowdsourcing and Citizen Science, convened a workshop to kick off development of the Open Innovation Toolkit. The Toolkit, part of the Obama Administration's Second Open Government National Action Plan, will harness public ingenuity to help address scientific and societal challenges.


  • Earth Observations Benefit Nations

    Last week, the Eleventh Plenary Session of the Group on Earth Observations (GEO-XI) convened representatives from around the world. The intergovernmental Group on Earth Observations (GEO) is a collaborative, multi-national organization created to help connect Earth assessment tools around the world. As one of four permanent members of GEO's Executive Committee, the United States works through the domestic U.S. Group on Earth Observations to support investment and innovation in Earth observations.


  • Giving Americans Easier Access to Their Own Data

    The Internal Revenue Service's new "Get Transcript" tool allows taxpayers improved access to their own personal tax data. This innovative information service is the latest in a series of "My Data Initiatives": Federal efforts to empower Americans with easy, secure, and useful access to their personal data.


  • Promoting Innovation and Protecting Privacy in the Classroom

    Big data technologies have the potential to transform teaching, learning, and education. However, development and deployment of these technologies must carefully consider student privacy. The Department of Education, the Federal Trade Commission, and other Federal departments and agencies are working with non-governmental partners to ensure that personalized, digital learning does not come at the expense of individual protections.


  • The BRAIN Initiative and Grand Challenge Scholars

    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.


  • The White House Education Game Jam

    At the first-ever White House Game Jam in September, more than 100 game developers plus 35 teachers, learning researchers, and students gathered together to develop compelling educational software to help teach complex school subjects.


  • Promoting Open Education to Help Teachers and Students Around the World

    At a meeting of the Open Government Partnership at the United Nations, President Obama announced four new and expanded open government initiatives to promote open education, helping teachers and students across the world.


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