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Posted byon October 1, 2014 at 9:54 AM EDT
The Obama administration launches the first round of the Climate Action Champions Competition, to recognize and support the path-breaking steps that local and tribal governments are already taking to reduce carbon pollution and prepare for the impacts of climate change.
Posted byon September 30, 2014 at 8:08 PM EDT
President Obama meets with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, marking the first bilateral summit between the two heads of state.
Posted byon September 30, 2014 at 7:30 PM EDT
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announces the confirmation of the first Ebola case in the United States in a person who traveled from West Africa.
Posted byon September 30, 2014 at 6:14 PM EDT
Motlow State Community College in Tennessee is working with Bridgestone Tire Company and other employers to expand their mechatronics program, creating a training facility on-site at Bridgestone to prepare students to move quickly into high-skill jobs.
Posted byon September 30, 2014 at 6:03 PM EDT
La universidad comunitaria Motlow State Community College en Tennessee está trabajando junto a Bridgestone Tire Company y otras empresas para expandir su programa de mecatrónica y ha creado unas instalaciones de capacitación en Bridgestone para preparar a los estudiantes a incorporarse rápidamente en trabajos muy técnicos.
Posted byon September 30, 2014 at 5:25 PM EDT
Each year, in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month we recognize and celebrate the rich histories and significant contributions made by Hispanics throughout this great nation. With over 54 million people, Hispanics are the largest, youngest, and fastest-growing minority group, and will represent 70 percent of our nation’s population growth between 2015 and 2060. From preschool to postsecondary education, Hispanic representation is palpable. Hispanics now make up the majority of students in our public schools, with 1 out of every 4 students in K-12 grades. Similarly, college enrollment is up more for Hispanics than any other group.
Posted byon September 30, 2014 at 5:00 PM EDT
The President's Better Buildings Challenge expands to take on data centers, which consumed about 100 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity last year, representing more than 2% of all U.S. electricity use.
Posted byon September 30, 2014 at 4:53 PM EDT
President Obama announces the My Brother’s Keeper Community Challenge, which will encourage communities to implement cradle-to-college-and-career strategies aimed at improving life outcomes for all young people.
Posted byon September 30, 2014 at 1:20 PM EDT
On December 26, 2013, OMB published final guidance in 2 C.F.R 200 titled Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of Federal financial assistance. This guidance delivers on President Obama’s second term management agenda and his first term directives under Executive Order 13520, the February 28, 2011 Presidential Memorandum, and the objectives laid out in OMB Memorandum M-13-17 to better target financial risks and better direct resources to achieve evidence-based outcomes. The policy simultaneously improves performance, transparency, and oversight for Federal awards.
Posted byon September 30, 2014 at 12:09 PM EDT
Senior Advisor Dan Pfeiffer sends a message to the White House list previewing President Obama's plan for the week.