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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.
Posted byon June 8, 2012 at 5:52 PM EDT
OSTP Director John Holdren met with about 50 New Mexico science and technology business leaders in Albuquerque yesterday to discuss Administration initiatives that support technology development and commercialization, and to find out what issues are at the top of the New Mexico tech community’s agenda.
Posted byon June 8, 2012 at 5:25 PM EDT
On Tuesday, Vice President Biden, U.S. Education Department Secretary Arne Duncan, and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Richard Cordray hosted a roundtable with college presidents who pledged to provide clear, useful information to all incoming college students and their families, as part of their financial aid package, so that they can “know before they owe.”
Posted byon June 8, 2012 at 11:08 AM EDT
Government data are being released in unprecedented quantities as part of the Administration’s commitment to increase transparency, public participation, and collaboration.
Posted byon June 7, 2012 at 4:09 PM EDT
The new Presidential Innovation Fellows initiative, announced at TechCrunch Disrupt last month, will pair top innovators from the private sector, academia, and non-profits with top innovators in government to work together to deliver game-changing solutions for the American people.
Posted byon June 7, 2012 at 12:33 PM EDT
The Obama Administration has partnered with the utility industry and challenged them to make it easier for electricity customers to get secure online access to their own household or building energy-use in a consumer- and computer-friendly format, called “Green Button.” Responding to a call by President Obama to help families and businesses take better control of their energy bills, a number of companies announced their commitment to use the Green Button standard in their products.
Posted byon June 7, 2012 at 11:30 AM EDT
To make it easier for business and consumers to save energy and money, we need to make it easier for them to understand how they use energy.
Posted byon June 6, 2012 at 10:57 AM EDT
The science of advanced materials is increasingly providing the technological foundation for protecting our Nation’s warfighters.
Posted byon June 5, 2012 at 6:01 PM EDT
Building on the success of the Green Button initiative—which is providing consumers with secure access to their own energy data and has facilitated the voluntary release of energy-use data in computer-readable form to encourage private-sector innovation—the Energy Data Initiative aims to harness the power of energy data through a combination of technology and ingenuity.