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Posted byon April 23, 2013 at 3:06 PM EST
After a rigorous round of review from a panel of distinguished judges – we’re thrilled to announce the Equal Future App Challenge notable app: Girl emPower, created by Laura Phelps and Andrew Cavanagh. The White House launched the Equal Futures App Challenge to spur the creation of apps that inspire girls to become leaders in our democracy.
Posted byon April 23, 2013 at 1:25 PM EST
Earlier this month, the National Institutes of Health announced that the President’s FY14 budget proposal will provide at least $40 million to launch a new Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) program, significantly expanding NIH’s participation in the Administration’s Big Data Research and Development Initiative, which was launched last year.
Posted byon April 23, 2013 at 9:29 AM EST
Valerie Jarrett discusses the innovation she witnessed at the White House Science Fair.
Posted byon April 21, 2013 at 4:28 PM EST
Following today's launch of Orbital Sciences' Antares rocket, John P. Holdren, Assistant to the President for Science and Technology, issued a statement congratulating the Antares and NASA teams.
Posted byon April 18, 2013 at 3:04 PM EST
Last year, the Obama Administration announced the National Big Data Research and Development Initiative. “Big Data” are data sets so large and complex that they can’t be processed by traditional means. As we enter the second year of the Initiative, we're encouraging partners in government, industry, academia, and non-profits to step up to the challenge and opportunity of Big Data by developing and participating in their own Big Data initiatives across the country.
Posted byon April 17, 2013 at 8:48 AM EST
Earlier this month, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced the winners of its Robocall Challenge, the agency’s first public prize competition, which resulted in a tie between two promising solutions that can help block illegal robocalls. Prize competitions are now a standard tool for innovation in every Federal agency’s toolbox - they help stimulate the marketplace for creative ideas and solutions that benefit Americans.
Posted byon April 11, 2013 at 3:51 PM EST
Last week, the Department of Energy (DOE) announced the winners of the Apps for Vehicles Challenge. The competition challenged developers and entrepreneurs to demonstrate how the open data available about most vehicles can be used to improve vehicle safety, fuel efficiency, and comfort. Prizes like the Apps for Vehicles Challenge are now a standard tool for open innovation in every Federal agency’s toolbox.
Posted byon April 11, 2013 at 10:58 AM EST
Yesterday, we hosted the first-ever White House Forum to Combat Human Trafficking. The event brought together leaders from government, the private sector, advocates and survivors, faith leaders, law enforcement, and academia to talk about what we can do, together, to end human trafficking. We took time to honor the stories and lives of brave survivors.
Posted byon April 5, 2013 at 3:42 PM EST
Here’s a quick glimpse at what happened this week on WhiteHouse.gov.
Posted byon April 5, 2013 at 12:33 PM EST
Last week, the Department of Energy launched an expanded version of its popular America’s Next Top Energy Innovator Program—which, since 2011, has unleashed the National Laboratories’ unlicensed patents for use by startups looking to build their businesses and bring energy technologies from the lab to the marketplace.The announcement advances the Administration’s Startup America initiative to promote high-growth entrepreneurship.