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Posted byon December 16, 2013 at 10:21 AM EST
As America becomes more diverse, the federal workforce and its leadership should reflect the public we serve. By 2020, almost one out of every five (19.5%) Americans will be of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) descent. Yet AAPIs currently account for only 5.6% of the total federal workforce and only 4.4% of the Senior Executive Service (SES), the highest managerial level in the federal government.
Posted byon December 16, 2013 at 9:54 AM EST
This week, one of our office’s most important programs is convening leaders in substance use prevention from across the Nation. The Drug-Free Communities Support program (DFC) is hosting its annual New Grantee meeting here in Washington, D.C., giving us an opportunity to discuss a fundamental part of our work at ONDCP: prevention.
Posted byon December 14, 2013 at 6:00 AM EST
In his weekly address, President Obama honors the memory of the 26 innocent children and educators who were taken from us a year ago in Newtown, Connecticut.
Posted byon December 13, 2013 at 5:42 PM EST
Weekly Wrap Up: Remembering Nelson Mandela, “Program It,” Talking Immigration, Kennedy Center Honors Reception, Message to the People of the Central African Republic and White House Gingerbread House.
Posted byon December 13, 2013 at 4:21 PM EST
Posted byon December 13, 2013 at 3:44 PM EST
Computers and computer science are becoming ever more important to the future careers of today’s students. That’s one reason OSTP is interested in exploring the use of “games for impact” to address important societal challenges and opportunities—including in the realm of education. Games for impact are designed to be at once entertaining and engaging, and also something more: educational, enlightening, and perhaps even designed to motivate action.
Posted byon December 13, 2013 at 1:57 PM EST
Computer Science Education Week is a perfect time to highlight a new Administration effort—called Youth CareerConnect—to inspire and prepare girls and boys in communities across the country to be the designers, programmers, engineers, and innovators of the future through increasing their access to hands-on, real-world-relevant education and skills.
Posted byon December 13, 2013 at 1:51 PM EST
Watch Vice President Biden and Cecilia Muñoz, Director of the Domestic Policy Council, answer your questions on immigration during a live Skype event.
Posted byon December 13, 2013 at 10:00 AM EST
Members from the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (WHIAAPI) Regional Interagency Working Group (RIWG) gathered in Washington, DC last week to plan future engagement efforts with the AAPI community across the country.
Posted byon December 12, 2013 at 6:51 PM EST
Today, with the support of FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, the nation’s largest wireless carriers announced they will abide by a new series of voluntary “unlocking principles” to help bring some relief to consumers in the next few months.