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Posted byon September 27, 2013 at 1:40 PM EDT
We the People, the White House petitions platform, turns two years old
Posted byon September 24, 2013 at 3:36 PM EDT
Yesterday marked the one year anniversary of the Equal Futures Partnership—a global collaboration aimed at advancing women’s and girls’ economic and political participation. For the United States, stepping up to this challenge has included important work to open doors to quality education and high-paying career opportunities for women and girls in the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields.
Posted byon September 20, 2013 at 3:34 PM EDT
Recently, OSTP's Deputy Director for Technology and Innovation, Tom Kalil, interviewed Lina Nilsson, the co-founder of a non-profit organization committed to lowering the cost of biological research in developing countries and expanding access to hands-on science learning in schools and colleges. Lina was recently named one of MIT Technology Review’s “35 Innovators under 35.”
Join a White House Google+ Hangout with Energy Secretary Moniz & EPA Administrator McCarthy Moderated by GristPosted byon September 20, 2013 at 1:00 PM EDT
Want to know more about President Obama's Climate Action Plan? Join us Monday, September 23rd at 12:15 p.m. EDT for a White House Google+ Hangout with Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy, and moderated by Lisa Hymas, Senior Editor of Grist.org.
Posted byon September 18, 2013 at 5:47 PM EDT
When students excel in math and science—when they see themselves as the builders, programmers, discoverers and inventors of our future—they help America compete for jobs and industries of the future. To make that happen, it’s important to inspire more kids to get excited about science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
Posted byon September 16, 2013 at 2:47 PM EDT
One way the Administration is working to bolster broadband deployment is by reducing barriers for companies to install broadband infrastructure on Federal properties and roads. Last year, President Obama signed an Executive Order to make broadband construction projects along Federal roadways and properties cheaper and more efficient. Today, we are announcing new steps to build on this progress, including the launch of several new tools and resources to help make it easier for companies to build out high-speed Internet, particularly in underserved communities.
Posted byon September 10, 2013 at 6:17 PM EDT
Director of the National Economic Council Gene Sperling discusses transforming education through technology.
Posted byon September 9, 2013 at 10:00 AM EDT
In honor of Connected Educator Month this October, the White House will host a “Champions of Change” event to celebrate local leaders in education, whose creative approaches in using technology to enhance learning serve as examples of what we should strive for in every classroom, for every child.
Posted byon September 6, 2013 at 4:50 PM EDT
In President Obama’s historic 2010 Kennedy Space Center speech, as he challenged NASA to send humans into deep space for the first time, he also noted that this type of exploration would require investments in and development of breakthrough space technologies.
Posted byon September 3, 2013 at 5:19 PM EDT
President Obama launched the first U.S. Open Government National Action Plan in September 2011, as part of the Nation’s commitment to the global Open Government Partnership, a multilateral initiative to promote transparency, empower citizens, fight corruption, and harness new technologies to strengthen governance. The first Plan laid out 26 concrete steps the United States would take to promote public participation in government, increase transparency, and manage public resources more effectively. We are proud of this progress, but recognize that there is always more we can do to build a more efficient, effective, and accountable government. In that spirit, the Obama Administration has committed to develop a second National Action Plan on Open Government: “NAP 2.0.”