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  • Building Bridges to a Safer Society

    John R. Hillman discusses how building bridges using the Hybrid-Composite Beam leads to a safer society for future generations.

  • A Rising Tide Lifts All Ships

    James McCarville, Executive Director of the Port of Pittsburgh Commission, discusses the Wireless Waterway project.

  • Mission Possible: Tackling Mobility, Safety, and Environmental Concerns to Create Safer Commutes

    Michael L. Pack discusses making your commute safer and more predictable through information visualization and open-access to data.

  • Enhancing Public Transit with Innovation, Technology, and American Ingenuity

    Jeffrey Wharton, President of IMPulse NC LLC, discusses how his hardworking company is improving public transportation.

  • Introducing: Project Open Data

    Technology evolves rapidly, and it can be challenging for policy and its implementation to evolve at the same pace. Last week, President Obama launched a new Open Data Policy and Executive Order aimed at ensuring that data released by the government will be as accessible and useful as possible. To make sure this tech-focused policy can keep up with the speed of innovation, we created Project Open Data.

  • RFP-EZ Delivers Savings for Taxpayers, New Opportunities for Small Business

    America’s small information technology firms are some of the most innovative in the world. And thanks to an exciting new pilot project called RFP-EZ, it is getting easier for them to address some of the Federal Government’s most pressing IT needs. And the results we are seeing from this program highlight what is possible when you unleash the power of American entrepreneurs.

  • Hanging out with “We the Geeks”

    The White House is kicking off “We the Geeks,” a new series of Google+ Hangouts to highlight the future of science, technology, and innovation here in the United States.

  • Recap: A Big Day for Open Data

    Yesterday, President Obama visited Austin, Texas, to kick off his Middle Class Jobs and Opportunity Tour. At Capital Factory, a local start-up incubator, he met with technology entrepreneurs and innovative companies that are helping grow our economy and create jobs by building new products and services. One of those companies, Stormpulse, uses freely available government weather data to help businesses protect themselves.

  • Weekly Wrap Up: “We Move Forward”

    Here's quick glimpse at what happened this week on

  • Games Win Big in Education Grants Competition

    Today, the U.S. Department of Education announced the final winners of this year’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract awards—funds that are reserved for entrepreneurial small businesses using cutting-edge R&D to develop commercially viable technologies to solve tough problems.