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  • Landmark Steps to Liberate Open Data

    President Obama signs an Executive Order directing historic steps to make government-held data more accessible to the public and to entrepreneurs and others as fuel for innovation and economic growth.

  • President Obama is Headed to Austin - Here's Why

    President Obama is making his first stop on a series of Middle Class Jobs and Opportunity Tours, traveling to Austin, Texas to learn more about what's being done there to create stable and well-paying jobs that can support a middle-class family.

  • Seeking Outstanding “Open Science” Champions of Change

    On June 20, the White House will host a Champions of Change event to highlight outstanding individuals, organizations, or research projects promoting and using open scientific data and publications to accelerate progress and improve our world. Access to scientific research can help fuel entrepreneurship, innovation, and scientific breakthroughs.

  • Full Speed Ahead for Open Ag Data

    Last week, hundreds of innovators gathered at the World Bank IFC Center to brainstorm about how Open Data can be harnessed to help meet the challenge of sustainably feeding nine billion people by 2050, as part of the first-of-its-kind G-8 International Conference on Open Data for Agriculture.

  • The Science of Digital Fabrication

    One of President Obama’s top priorities is advanced manufacturing—the use of cutting-edge technologies to spur innovation in product development or manufacturing processes. To advance this priority, OSTP has been working closely with experts in industry and academia to identify advanced manufacturing technologies that could help create the industries and jobs of the future.

  • President Obama Celebrates the 150th Anniversary of the National Academy of Sciences

    Today, President Obama joined the current members of the National Academy of Sciences to celebrate the advances in science, engineering, infrastructure, innovation, education and environmental protection that can be attributed to the 150 years of work by the brilliant and committed scientists who have been elected and volunteered to serve their country.

  • Weekly Wrap Up: "What You Do Matters"

    Here's quick glimpse at what happened this week on

  • Scientists Share Skills to Crack Cancer Cell Secrets

    In a November 2012 report, the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) encouraged the Federal Government to adopt policies that enable researchers to innovate and collaborate more efficiently by ensuring that the best expertise and widest range of capacities are brought to bear on the toughest problems. Across the Federal Government, agencies are stepping up to do just that.

  • Seeking Stellar “Citizen Scientists” as White House Champions of Change

    This June, the White House will host a Champions of Change event to recognize stellar "citizen scientists" - individuals or organizations that are leading the way to engage the public in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) research. Know an incredible citizen scientist who fits the bill? Nominate him or her as a Champion of Change today, through April 30, 2013!

  • DOE Vehicle Data Challenge Fuels Innovation

    Last week, the Department of Energy (DOE) announced the winners of the Apps for Vehicles Challenge. The competition challenged developers and entrepreneurs to demonstrate how the open data available about most vehicles can be used to improve vehicle safety, fuel efficiency, and comfort. Prizes like the Apps for Vehicles Challenge are now a standard tool for open innovation in every Federal agency’s toolbox.