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  • The New We the People Write API, and What It Means for You:

    The White House petitions platform We the People just became more accessible and open than ever before. We are very excited to announce the launch of the "write" version of the Petitions Application Programming interface, or "API."


  • Throwback Thursday: A Look Back at the White House Website 20 Years Ago

    The first White House website was launched 20 years ago in 1994, the same year we were born.


  • The President’s BuySecure Initiative: Protecting Americans from Credit Card Fraud and Identity Theft

    President Obama's new Executive Order — the first part of the new BuySecure initiative — takes critical steps to protect consumers’ financial security and improve confidence in the marketplace.


  • Bootstrapping a Solar System Civilization

    In one of my meetings with NASA, a senior official with the space agency once observed, “Right now, the mass we use in space all comes from the Earth. We need to break that paradigm so that the mass we use in space comes from space.”


  • Nanotechnologies Support National Progress

    Today, the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) released the Report to the President and Congress on the Fifth Assessment of the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI). The report, PCAST’s fifth review of the NNI, concludes that the nanotechnology community is at an important turning point.


  • First Lady’s Fashion Workshop Highlights Growing Role of Makers and New Technologies in the Creative Economy

    On Wednesday, October 8, First Lady Michelle Obama hosted a Fashion and Education Workshop at the White House with 150 high school and college students.


  • Big Data a Big Deal for First Recipients of Biomedical Big Data Grants

    In March 2012, the Obama Administration launched the Big Data Research and Development Initiative. To catalyze new biomedical Big Data research, the Obama Administration and the National Institutes of Health launched the Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) initiative in April 2013. Today, NIH awarded a total of $32 million in new BD2K grants.


  • 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 White House Joins Medium

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


  • 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.


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