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Posted byon February 26, 2013 at 9:25 AM EDT
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.
Posted byon February 22, 2013 at 6:54 PM EDT
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 ManufacturingPosted byon February 15, 2013 at 5:09 PM EDT
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 AgriculturePosted byon February 15, 2013 at 4:38 PM EDT
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.
Posted byon February 14, 2013 at 10:10 PM EDT
Watch the video of President Obama's hangout, live from the West Wing of the White House.
Posted byon February 13, 2013 at 4:33 PM EDT
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.
Posted byon February 12, 2013 at 6:06 PM EDT
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.
Posted byon February 11, 2013 at 10:23 AM EDT
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.
Posted byon February 5, 2013 at 10:00 AM EDT
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
Posted byon February 4, 2013 at 8:03 PM EDT
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.