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Posted byon July 29, 2014 at 8:55 AM EDT
Watch the White House Innovation for Disaster Response and Recovery Demo Day, webcast live from the White House at www.whitehouse.gov/live.
Posted byon July 29, 2014 at 8:16 AM EDT
In a major step to advance the President’s Climate Data Initiative, the Obama administration is inviting leaders of the technology and agricultural sectors to the White House to discuss new collaborative steps to unleash data that will help ensure our food system is resilient to the effects of climate change.
Posted byon July 28, 2014 at 6:41 PM EDT
President Obama and the First Lady honored the 2013 National Medals of the Arts and Humanities recipients were honored at the White House. The President told the recipients that their "accomplishments enrich our lives and reveal something about ourselves and our country."
Posted byon July 28, 2014 at 6:40 PM EDT
ONDCP responds to The New York Times editorial board's opinion that the Federal government should legalize marijuana for adults aged 21 years and older.
Posted byon July 28, 2014 at 6:23 PM EDT
Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx spends the day with Jesus "Jay" Valentin, a UPS driver in New Jersey.
Crowdsourcing Ideas to Accelerate Economic Growth and Prosperity through a Strategy for American InnovationPosted byon July 28, 2014 at 5:58 PM EDT
America’s future economic growth and international competitiveness depend crucially on our capacity to innovate. Creating the jobs and industries of the future will require making the right investments to unleash the unmatched creativity and imagination of the American people. We want to gather bold ideas for how we as a nation can build on and extend into the future our historic strengths in innovation and discovery. Today we are calling on thinkers, doers, and entrepreneurs across the country to submit their proposals for promising new initiatives or pressing needs for renewed investment to be included in next year’s updated Strategy for American Innovation.
Posted byon July 28, 2014 at 4:58 PM EDT
8 Keys to Veterans’ Success has more than 400 colleges and university commitments, almost double the amount since last August when the President announced this.
Posted byon July 28, 2014 at 4:44 PM EDT
The U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit represents the largest gathering any American president has ever hosted with African heads of state and government. YALI is about capitalizing on the creativity and talent of Africa’s young leaders by empowering them with the skills, training, and technology necessary to make lasting change, and meaningful progress back home.
Posted byon July 28, 2014 at 2:35 PM EDT
When it comes to investing in our infrastructure, the President’s message has been loud and clear: We must upgrade our roads and rails and bridges to grow our economy and create good American jobs.
Posted byon July 28, 2014 at 1:37 PM EDT
Last week, I was honored to attend a bipartisan forum on women and addiction on Capitol Hill, hosted by Senators Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Rob Portman (R-OH), and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH). The forum focused on the unique challenges women face while suffering from substance use disorders.