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  • Taking Action for a Stronger, Smarter, Cleaner Electric Grid

    Today, the Obama Administration’s National Science and Technology Council released A Policy Framework for the 21st Century Grid: A Progress Report—an update highlighting the Administration’s recent achievements to make the Nation’s electric grid stronger, smarter, and cleaner than ever before. Modernizing the grid is a common sense approach to enhance energy reliability and speed the Nation’s transition to a clean-energy economy.


  • Fulfilling our Commitment to Open Government

    In an effort to encourage transparency and participation in government, we invite you to take part in developing our Open Government self-assessment report.


  • Deputy Secretary Blank Travels to BMW in Spartanburg, SC to Highlight Revitalization of American Manufacturing

    Deputy Secretary of Commerce Rebecca Blank visits a manufacturing factory and highlights the President’s proposals for investing in manufacturing and creating jobs in America.


  • Open Call to Innovators: Apply to present at G-8 International Conference on Open Data for Agriculture

    Open data is being used by innovators and entrepreneurs around the world to accelerate development. In an exciting opportunity, the G-8 is inviting innovators to apply to present ideas that demonstrate how open data can be unleashed to increase food security at the G-8 International Conference on Open Data in Agriculture on April 29-30, 2013 in Washington, D.C.


  • Watch: President Obama Answers Your Questions in a Google+ Hangout

    Watch the video of President Obama's hangout, live from the West Wing of the White House.


  • Mohawks, Mars, Big Ideas, & Beautiful Data Addressed at White House “State of STEM” Event for Kids

    At the first-ever White House State of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (SoSTEM) event, nearly 100 press-pass wielding middle- and high-schoolers spent an hour questioning top S&T innovators about all things STEM. The event marked an unprecedented opportunity for DC-area kids from local schools and organizations to grill Administration officials and others working to advance the American innovation agenda.


  • STEM at State of the Union!

    Among the esteemed guests who will be sitting with the First Lady during tonight’s State of the Union address, three are outstanding leaders in the STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, and math). Through their accomplishments, these individuals personify a theme of longstanding importance to President Obama: the centrality of science, technology, and innovation to America’s ongoing global leadership.


  • Consumer.Data.Gov is Live!

    Today, the Obama Administration launched the Smart Disclosure Data Community at Consumer.Data.gov, an important step to empower Americans with the data and tools they need to make more informed choices in the marketplace.“Smart disclosure” is the act of making potentially useful data more readily available—both to consumers and innovators.


  • Throw Your Hat in the Ring for Round 2 of the Presidential Innovation Fellows Program

    The Presidential Innovation Fellows program recruits top innovators and entrepreneurs from the private sector for 6-12 month “tours of duty” in government to help develop innovative solutions in areas of national significance


  • Open Government Data Spurs Entrepreneurship and Jobs

    Freely available data from the US Government is an important national resource, serving as fuel for entrepreneurship, innovation, scientific discovery, and other public benefits.Our goal, as Presidential Innovation Fellows working with open data, has been to find, unlock, and promote the next wave of government data—the next GPS—that innovators can use to kickstart entrepreneurship, fuel new tools and apps, and create jobs.


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