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  • Materials Genome Initiative Turns Three, Continues Path to Revitalize American Manufacturing

    This week marks the third anniversary of the launch by President Obama of the Materials Genome Initiative (MGI)—a commitment to work across sectors toward the goal of doubling the pace of advanced materials discovery, innovation, manufacture, and commercialization. The MGI is part of a broad Administration-wide commitment—including new steps announced earlier this week—to take concrete actions that spur innovation and entrepreneurship to revitalize American manufacturing.

  • Accelerating Green Technology Transfer to Impact American Lives

    Whether by cutting pollution, unleashing troves of climate data to empower American communities to prepare for the future, or leading international efforts to combat global climate change, agencies across the Administration are taking bold actions to grow the economy while leaving a green legacy for future generations. Federally-funded research has helped lead to the ideas and inventions behind Google and smartphones. Some of the most exciting breakthroughs in green technology are likewise getting their start in our federal labs on a daily basis.

  • 5 Questions on "Making" and the White House Maker Faire

    President Obama is hosting the first-ever White House Maker Faire. In advance of that, Phil Larson of the White House Office of Science and Technology sat down with Dale Dougherty, CEO of Maker Media, to answer a few questions on what makes making, Making.

  • SmartAmerica Challenge: Harnessing the Power of the Internet of Things

    Today the Internet mostly connects people to information. But what kinds of new products and services might be possible if it also connected people and public service agencies to vehicles, medical devices, climate sensors, traffic monitors, water systems, lighting, and more?

  • Federal Agencies and the Opportunities and Challenges of Big Data

    On June 19, the Obama Administration will continue the conversation on big data as we co-host our fourth big data conference, this time with the Georgetown University McCourt School of Public Policy’s Massive Data Institute. The conference, “Improving Government Performance in the Era of Big Data; Opportunities and Challenges for Federal Agencies”, will build on prior workshops at MIT, NYU, and Berkeley, and continue to engage both subject matter experts and the public in a national discussion about the future of data innovation and policy.

  • Announcing the President's First-Ever Tumblr Q&A

    On Tuesday, June 10, President Obama is turning to Tumblr to answer your questions about education, college access, and reducing student loan debt.

  • The First-Ever White House Maker Faire: Celebrating a Nation of Makers

    On June 18, we are hosting the first-ever White House Maker Faire, which will feature Makers, innovators, and entrepreneurs of all ages who are using cutting-edge tools to bring their ideas to life.

  • A New Strategy to Drive Down the "Soft Costs" of Solar

    Over the course of the Obama Administration, we have increased U.S. solar electricity generation by ten-fold and, in the last year alone added more than 23,600 new jobs in solar. But there is more to do before solar energy can be effectively harnessed by every American. That’s why, last week, DOE announced an even more aggressive strategy to address “soft costs” of solar.

  • White House Hosts Open Data Licensing Jam

    If you’ve ever checked the weather forecast or used a digital map, you’re likely among the millions of people who have benefited from U.S. Open Government data.

  • TechCamp Paves the Way for a More Resilient Philippines

    The U.S Department of State (U.S. Embassy Manila, and Office of eDiplomacy) in partnership with the United States Agency for International Development, and with support from the White House, UN World Food Programme, Globe Labs, Open Data Philippines and other partners, recently held the 1st TechCamp in the Philippines.