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Posted byon May 15, 2014 at 2:26 PM EST
In advance of the first-ever White House Maker Faire, mayors around the country are signing up to join the Mayors Maker Challenge, a call to action from mayors, challenging their peers to bolster Making in their own communities.
Posted byon May 9, 2014 at 7:46 AM EST
Building upon the Administration’s Open Data progress, and in fulfillment of the Open Data Charter, today we are excited to release the U.S. Open Data Action Plan.
Posted byon May 7, 2014 at 8:39 AM EST
Today OSTP released its third annual comprehensive report detailing the use of prizes and competitions by Federal agencies to spur innovation, engage citizen solvers, address tough problems, and advance their core missions.
Fossils, Seeds, and Space Rocks: Improving the Management of and Access to the Nation’s Scientific CollectionsPosted byon March 20, 2014 at 8:00 AM EST
In a memorandum released today, OSTP Director John P. Holdren directs Federal agencies to develop policies that will improve the management of and access to scientific collections they own or support. Scientific collections are assemblies of physical objects such as drilling cores from the ocean floor and glaciers, seeds, space rocks, cells, mineral samples, fossils, and more.
Posted byon March 14, 2014 at 12:25 PM EST
Posted byon February 3, 2014 at 12:48 PM EST
Posted byon January 31, 2014 at 6:05 PM EST
Welcome to the West Wing Week, your guide to everything that's happening at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
Posted byon January 28, 2014 at 1:38 PM EST
Last week, more than 60 innovators, entrepreneurs, technologists, and data geeks gathered at the White House for a “Data Jam” to brainstorm new ways of using data to strengthen the Federal Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) workforce. Today, the U.S. Government’s STEM workforce is more than 300,000 strong and includes an array of experts from diverse technical fields
Posted byon January 23, 2014 at 1:10 PM EST
Today, Harvard University’s Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation announced Challenge.gov as winner of the prestigious 2013 “Innovations in American Government Award” in honor of exemplary service and creativity in the public interest, further highlighting our excitement about the innovations being unleashed by public prizes and challenges.
Posted byon January 17, 2014 at 3:18 PM EST
This week, I participated in an event at the White House on Women Leaders in Climate Finance and Investment that highlighted the pioneering role women leaders in the finance sector are playing to mainstream climate change into finance and investment decisions. Women around the world are often the first to feel the effects of climate and at the same time can offer unique perspectives and solutions.