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  • Transforming the World Through Software

  • Improving Lives in the Land of Opportunity

    Shradha Agarwal is being honored as a Champion of Change for her accomplishments as an immigrant entrepreneur and innovator.

  • Hanging Out and Talking Asteroids at the White House

    Today, the White House hosted a "We The Geeks" Google+ Hangout series to discuss asteroid 1998 QE2, that safely flew by the Earth and Moon.

  • Agency Spotlight: Making Mobile Government a Reality

    To keep pace with the rapid adoption of mobile devices and the breakneck speed of mobile innovation, President Obama charged agencies with releasing flagship mobile services and making data available in developer-friendly formats to accelerate the production of services and mobile applications. Twelve months after the President’s call for change, there has been great progress bringing mobile government to citizens’ fingertips. Today, on the one-year anniversary of the Digital Government Strategy, agencies are announcing the release of hundreds of new mobile services, datasets, and APIs, providing unprecedented public access to government data.

  • Digital Strategy: Delivering Better Results for the Public

    It's been one year since the release of the Digital Government Strategy, part of the President’s directive to build a 21st Century Government that delivers better services to the American people.

  • Introducing: Project Open Data

    Technology evolves rapidly, and it can be challenging for policy and its implementation to evolve at the same pace. Last week, President Obama launched a new Open Data Policy and Executive Order aimed at ensuring that data released by the government will be as accessible and useful as possible. To make sure this tech-focused policy can keep up with the speed of innovation, we created Project Open Data.

  • Audacious Goals in Eye Research

    The National Eye Institute (NEI) launched the Audacious Goals Initiative last year to drive innovation in vision research for the next decade and beyond. To encourage the broadest possible range of ideas and participants in this Initiative, the NEI held a prize competition to identify “Audacious Goals in Vision Research and Blindness Rehabilitation,” open to submissions from August through November 2012.

  • RFP-EZ Delivers Savings for Taxpayers, New Opportunities for Small Business

    America’s small information technology firms are some of the most innovative in the world. And thanks to an exciting new pilot project called RFP-EZ, it is getting easier for them to address some of the Federal Government’s most pressing IT needs. And the results we are seeing from this program highlight what is possible when you unleash the power of American entrepreneurs.

  • Hanging out with “We the Geeks”

    The White House is kicking off “We the Geeks,” a new series of Google+ Hangouts to highlight the future of science, technology, and innovation here in the United States.

  • Recap: A Big Day for Open Data

    Yesterday, President Obama visited Austin, Texas, to kick off his Middle Class Jobs and Opportunity Tour. At Capital Factory, a local start-up incubator, he met with technology entrepreneurs and innovative companies that are helping grow our economy and create jobs by building new products and services. One of those companies, Stormpulse, uses freely available government weather data to help businesses protect themselves.