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  • Creating a Global Alliance for Sharing of Genomic and Clinical Data

    David Altshuler is being honored as a Champion of Change for the vision he has demonstrated and for his commitment to open science.


  • We the Geeks: Building a 21st Century Resume

    Digital badges are becoming an important resume builder in today's society. On Thursday, the White House is hosting a "We The Geeks" Google+ Hangout to discuss digital badges.


  • Open Data Going Global

    The Open Data Charter outlines principles that member countries—the US, UK, France, Canada, Germany, Russia, Italy, and Japan–will act on, including an expectation that all government data will be published openly by default, and that signatories will work to increase the quality, quantity, and re-use of released data. The G8 Open Data charter builds upon recent historic steps the US has taken domestically.


  • Nominate a White House Champion of Change for Tech Inclusion

    This July, the White House will host a “Champions of Change” event on Tech Inclusion. This event will celebrate and honor local change-agents who are making these moments of wonder and discovery happen for kids – specifically those making a difference for kids from communities underrepresented in technology, like girls and minorities.


  • Innovators Address the Wage Gap with Apps and Open Data

    Last week, in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Equal Pay Act by President Kennedy, President Obama recognized innovators who have used open government data to build tools that address the wage gap.That gap has grown considerably smaller since the Kennedy era, but it has not disappeared.


  • Four Years of Broadband Growth

    Today, the White House released a new report discussing the importance of fast and reliable Internet connected in a modern economy.


  • Administration Advances Wireless Spectrum for Economic Growth

    President Obama today issued a Presidential Memorandum that builds on the Administration’s commitment to make additional spectrum available for wireless broadband to drive innovation, expand consumer services, and increase job creation and economic growth. It establishes a set of measures that Federal agencies will now take to more aggressively enhance spectrum efficiency and enable access to more spectrum for consumer services and applications.


  • Celebrating the Opening of a New High Performance Computing Center

    OSTP’s Associate Director for National Security and International Affairs Dr. Patricia Falcone provided keynote remarks yesterday at a ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating the opening of the US Army Research Laboratory’s (ARL) new supercomputing center at Aberdeen Proving Ground in northern Maryland.


  • Thousands of Americans Innovate for Good on the National Day of Civic Hacking

    This past weekend, more than 11,000 people in 83 cities across America participated in 95 open data hacking events as part of the National Day of Civic Hacking. This huge turnout is an unmistakable mark of the growing interest and enthusiasm of American innovators in applying their tech skills for social good. At events across the country, participants in Civic Hacking Day were set loose on open government data.


  • Health Datapalooza IV Tops Off a Huge Year in Health Data Liberation & Innovation

    Health Datapalooza IV has officially wrapped and with over 1900 attendees and 80 companies, this was the biggest palooza yet. Kicked off by Secretary Sebelius for the second year in a row, this year’s event was a tremendous display of health data in action.


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