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  • What They're Saying: The President's Action on Cuba Policy

    Today, the President announced the most significant changes to our Cuban policy in more than 50 years -- and people from around the world are weighing in.

  • The Faces of Health Care: Lynnette J.

    This is what health reform has meant for millions of Americans like Lynnette: The ability to stay healthy in the day-to-day, and to take control of their future.

  • Higher Education Institutions Respond to the President’s Call to Support Making on College Campuses

    Higher education institutions are responding to the President's call to action to support Making on college campuses. One recent effort responding to this call is the Make Schools Alliance, a new initiative that will provide students with spaces, projects and mentors to engage in hands-on Making activities and boost their interest and persistence in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

  • Unleashing Climate Data and Innovation for more Resilient Ecosystems

    oday, in an important milestone to help achieve this goal, the Department of Interior and other Executive Branch agencies and offices are releasing, on, new troves of government data on water and ecosystem, as well as new geospatial tools, as part of the President’s Climate Data Initiative. Earlier installments of that initiative focused on data relating to sea-level rise, flood risk, and agriculture.

  • "A Test of Our Character as a Nation": President Obama on What We Need in the Fight Against Ebola

    President Obama visited the NIH to provide an update on the progress we've made and the work we still have to do in the fight against Ebola.

  • President Obama Honors Extraordinary Young Entrepreneurs at the White House

    Yesterday, President Obama marked National Entrepreneurs’ Day by congratulating three student winners of the National Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge in the Oval Office. The Challenge, which is supported by the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship, focuses on teaching entrepreneurship skills to high school students and has worked with more than 500,000 young people from low-income communities across the United States and around the world.

  • Kicking Off the Conversation with WHIAAPI’s Young Leaders Dialogue on Education

    On October 30, the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (WHIAAPI) held its first Young Leaders Dialogue (YLD) Google+ Hangout on Education.

  • Earth Observations Benefit Nations

    Last week, the Eleventh Plenary Session of the Group on Earth Observations (GEO-XI) convened representatives from around the world. The intergovernmental Group on Earth Observations (GEO) is a collaborative, multi-national organization created to help connect Earth assessment tools around the world. As one of four permanent members of GEO's Executive Committee, the United States works through the domestic U.S. Group on Earth Observations to support investment and innovation in Earth observations.

  • Giving Americans Easier Access to Their Own Data

    The Internal Revenue Service's new "Get Transcript" tool allows taxpayers improved access to their own personal tax data. This innovative information service is the latest in a series of "My Data Initiatives": Federal efforts to empower Americans with easy, secure, and useful access to their personal data.

  • Hardware Hacking for Disaster Response in Red Hook, Brooklyn

    On October 10 – 11, technologists, entrepreneurs, and innovators across the public and private sectors participated in the first Civic Hardware Hackathon for Disaster Preparedness in support of the White House Innovation for Disaster Response and Recovery Initiative.