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  • President Obama Talks Jobs, Skills and Opportunity in Austin

    President Obama kicks off a series of Middle Class Jobs & Opportunity Tours focused on the his core agenda: creating a strong and vibrant economy built on good middle class jobs.

  • Open Data for Climate and Health Insights

    Today, in conjunction with a series of landmark steps announced by the Obama Administration to unleash troves of useful data from the vaults of government, the interagency US Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) launched a new online tool that promises to accelerate research relating to climate change and human health—the Metadata Access Tool for Climate and Health, or “MATCH.”

  • Landmark Steps to Liberate Open Data

    President Obama signs an Executive Order directing historic steps to make government-held data more accessible to the public and to entrepreneurs and others as fuel for innovation and economic growth.

  • White House Champions of Change: Seeking Immigrant Innovators and Entrepreneurs

    The White House Office of Public Engagement will host a Champions of Change event focused on immigrant innovators and entrepreneurs – the best and brightest from around the world who are helping create American jobs, grow our economy, and make our nation more competitive.

  • Full Speed Ahead for Open Ag Data

    Last week, hundreds of innovators gathered at the World Bank IFC Center to brainstorm about how Open Data can be harnessed to help meet the challenge of sustainably feeding nine billion people by 2050, as part of the first-of-its-kind G-8 International Conference on Open Data for Agriculture.

  • Green Button: Enabling Energy Innovation

    Last year, in response to the Obama Administration’s call to action, 35 utilities and energy providers committed to provide 36 million homes and businesses with their own energy usage information in the consensus, industry-standard Green Button format. Today, we’re excited to see Green Button enable energy innovation through new announcements for the industry-led Green Button Initiative.

  • There's Now an API for We the People

    We're making it easier for anyone to do their own analysis or build their own apps on top of the We the People platform with a new API.

  • The Science of Digital Fabrication

    One of President Obama’s top priorities is advanced manufacturing—the use of cutting-edge technologies to spur innovation in product development or manufacturing processes. To advance this priority, OSTP has been working closely with experts in industry and academia to identify advanced manufacturing technologies that could help create the industries and jobs of the future.

  • First Lady Michelle Obama Announces a New Program to Help Transitioning Servicemembers Get IT Jobs

    Yesterday, the White House invited leaders from the private sector, the military services, industry trade associations, unions, educational institutions, state legislatures, veteran service organizations, and state licensing boards for a forum on military credentialing and licensing. At the event, First Lady Michelle Obama announced the launch of a new IT Training and Certification Partnership.

  • Guest Blog: How IT Training for Troops Got Me on the Job Track

    Today, First Lady Michelle Obama spoke at the White House Forum on Military Credentialing and Licensing, where she announced the IT Training and Certification Program. This program will offer Service members an opportunity to receive industry-recognized information technology (IT) certifications as they transition from military service. I know the potential of this kind of program from personal experience.