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Posted byon June 22, 2012 at 4:39 PM EDT
The recently launched Open Government Platform aims to promote government transparency and citizen engagement on a global scale.
Posted byon June 21, 2012 at 3:41 PM EDT
Yesterday I placed a call to the explorers currently undertaking a 12-day mission beneath the waves of the Florida Keys to help us test and prove concepts for outer space missions. The 16th crew of NASA's Extreme Environment Mission Operations (NEEMO) is focusing their activities on helping us understand what a mission to an asteroid will be like.
Posted byon June 20, 2012 at 5:13 PM EDT
Cities around the country are facing challenges, from increasing service demands, to tight budgets, to aging infrastructure. But city leaders are increasingly finding new and innovative ways to tackle these challenges, in part by harnessing the inherent power of the citizens that live there.
Posted byon June 18, 2012 at 5:43 PM EDT
Today, NASA and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced the signing of an historic agreement to coordinate standards for transporting both government and non-government astronauts to and from space.
Posted byon June 18, 2012 at 3:45 PM EDT
Using health-related data available from federal and state agencies, entrepreneurs are creating new applications and services that, for example, help consumers find the best health care provider for their families, doctors deliver the best possible care, and mayors make better-informed policy decisions.
Posted byon June 13, 2012 at 6:26 PM EDT
The President’s Executive Order and the US Ignite partnership are a two-pronged approach to help speed the delivery of broadband connectivity to communities, businesses, and schools across the Nation.
Posted byon June 12, 2012 at 1:54 PM EDT
Today in Washington, hundreds of leaders from the White House and Federal agencies joined their peers from the Nation's most recognizable companies and organizations to develop strategies to use prizes and competitions as a key method to spark innovation and deepen citizen engagement.
Posted byon June 12, 2012 at 11:57 AM EDT
The Department of Labor is challenging entrepreneurs and developers to create apps, using government data, that improve access to job training and transportation resources for those with disabilities.
Posted byon June 11, 2012 at 2:20 PM EDT
Last week, President Obama issued a Presidential Memorandum that will streamline the application process for “Income Based Repayment” (IBR), a way for borrowers to cap their monthly student loan payments at 15% of income. The President has also taken action to lower this cap to just 10% by the end of 2012, likely reducing monthly student loan payments for over 1.6 million responsible student borrowers.
Posted byon June 11, 2012 at 11:15 AM EDT
The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, the Case Foundation, and the Joyce Foundation invite you to virtually attend tomorrow’s Collaborative Innovation: Public Sector Prizes event. Public- and private-sector innovators will share noteworthy examples to help inspire the creation of additional high-impact incentive prizes, challenges, and other open-innovation initiatives in the public sector.