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Posted byon April 1, 2014 at 6:52 AM EDT
In celebration of Women’s History Month, I met with some women business owners to learn about their businesses, and encourage them to take advantage of the groundbreaking trade agreements being brokered by the Obama Administration by exporting their products and services abroad.
Posted byon March 31, 2014 at 7:10 PM EDT
As part of the White House’s comprehensive review of how “big data” will affect how Americans live and work, earlier this month, the White House Office of Science and Technology policy (OSTP) released a Request for Information (RFI) seeking public comment on the ways in which big data may impact privacy, the economy, and public policy. Today, in order to give the public additional time to provide input, OSTP is extending the deadline for the public comment period through April 4th.
Posted byon March 31, 2014 at 5:20 PM EDT
As consumers surge to Healthcare.gov on the last day of open enrollment, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy’s #GeeksGetCovered initiative continues to focus on raising awareness, sharing stories, and encouraging healthcare enrollment among geeks, innovators, and entrepreneurs. As part of the effort, we recently caught up with Seattle-based entrepreneur Galen Ward, who founded the real estate website Estately in 2006.
Posted byon March 31, 2014 at 3:23 PM EDT
Vice President Biden speaks to 350 Hispanic businessmen, entrepreneurs, and community leaders about the need for immigration reform at the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Annual Legislative Summit.
Posted byon March 31, 2014 at 2:55 PM EDT
We recently caught up with entrepreneur Michael Staton, who enrolled in health insurance via the online Marketplaces. Michael has worked with a variety of innovative education companies in roles ranging from founder and CEO to venture partner to advisor--and is a Geek who got covered.
Posted byon March 31, 2014 at 1:06 PM EDT
If you don't have health insurance, March 31 is the last day to get coverage that starts in 2014.
Posted byon March 31, 2014 at 10:21 AM EDT
Last week, the White House Office of Public Engagement was pleased to host its first Nowruz celebration at the White House.
Posted byon March 30, 2014 at 8:01 PM EDT
Today, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) approved its Working Group II report on climate change “Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability”— the second installment of the group’s full Fifth Assessment Report. Upon the report’s approval, John P. Holdren, Assistant to the President for Science & Technology and Director of the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy, issued a statement.
Posted byon March 30, 2014 at 4:43 PM EDT
I saw it firsthand today: The surge of Americans across the country signing up for affordable coverage is continuing.
Posted byon March 29, 2014 at 2:06 PM EDT
The final deadline to get covered in 2014 is right around the corner, and Americans are lining up around the country (literally) to make sure they are.