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Posted byon January 14, 2012 at 3:00 PM EDT
On Wednesday, President Obama hosted a forum at the White House focused on the increasing number of companies choosing to “insource” jobs and make new investments in the United States. An important factor in this trend is the rising importance of information technology.
Posted byon January 14, 2012 at 9:09 AM EDT
The White House has responded to two petitions about proposed legislation intended to combat online piracy.
Posted byon January 4, 2012 at 3:55 PM EDT
We kick off 2012 with a brand new “Women Working to Do Good” blog from HelloGiggles. This week’s profile features Alexa von Tobel, the founder of a start-up focused on offering personal finance advice to women.
Posted byon December 21, 2011 at 1:41 PM EDT
Last week, Commerce Secretary Bryson spoke about his vision for American manufacturing – a vision he summarized as “Build it Here, Sell it Everywhere.” That inspired CTO Aneesh Chopra to share an update on three tech initiatives that have achieved important milestones this month in furtherance of that vision.
Posted byon December 20, 2011 at 5:41 PM EDT
The Department of Education’s Investing in Innovation (i3) competition provides funding to school districts and non-profit organizations around the country to develop new approaches to longstanding challenges in education.
Posted byon December 19, 2011 at 2:28 PM EDT
As NASA announced today, there isn’t a better person to guide the plethora of world-class science projects currently in that Directorate’s pipeline than the "Hubble Repairman" himself, John Grunsfeld.
Posted byon December 6, 2011 at 5:43 PM EDT
Adora Svitak, the youngest recipient of the National Education Association's Award for Outstanding Service for Public Education, describes what inspired her to lead the youth-organized conference TEDxRedmond for the second year in a row, with more than 600 audience members and 20 youth speakers.
Posted byon November 23, 2011 at 4:22 PM EDT
In this special Thanksgiving edition of “Women Working to Do Good,” our friends at HelloGiggles profile Eva Radke, the founder of a not-for-profit organization that is creating socially responsible and sustainable solutions from media industry waste.
Posted byon November 22, 2011 at 7:09 PM EDT
Joshua DuBois, Special Assistant to the President and Executive Director of the White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships, and Jonathan Greenblatt, Special Assistant to the President and Executive Director of the White House Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation, highlight the White House Forum on Nonprofit Leadership.
Posted byon November 21, 2011 at 5:58 PM EDT
As President Obama has said, "The most common educational background of CEOs in the S&P 500 companies … the nation’s most successful, most powerful corporations … is not business, it’s not finance, it’s not economics—it’s actually engineering."