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  • Inspiring the Next Generation of Innovators: President Obama Honors the Nation's Cutting-Edge Scientists and Engineers

    A group of leading researchers were honored yesterday at the White House as recipients of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), which is the highest honor bestowed by the United States Government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers.

    After receiving their awards in a ceremony at the U.S. Department of Agriculture with agency officials, friends, and relatives—a ceremony keynoted by OSTP Director John Holdren—the group of 102 ambitious scientists and engineers were greeted at the White House by President Obama who thanked them for their outstanding achievements.


  • A Goal We Can Agree On: Keep Guns Out of the Wrong Hands

    Baltimore County, Maryland, Police Chief Jim Johnson began his career with the Baltimore County Police Department in 1979 as a cadet in the 911 Center and served in every sworn rank in the department before being named Chief of Police in June 2007. Chief Johnson holds memberships in several professional organizations, including the Major Cities Chiefs Association (MCCA). He is MCCA’s representative to and Chair of the National Law Enforcement Partnership to Prevent Gun Violence (the Partnership), a coalition of nine national law enforcement leadership organizations. Chief Johnson works daily in his own jurisdiction to reduce incidents of gun violence and make his community safer.


  • Rethinking High School: President Obama Announces New Youth CareerConnect Grants

    The President visits Bladensburg High School in Prince George's County, Maryland to talk about Youth CareerConnect, which is offering $107 million in grants to redesign America's high schools for the 21st century economy.


  • Youth Development: It’s the Other Way Around

    Diego Uriburu is originally from Argentina, and has promoted the rights of Latino, immigrant, and LGBT communities in the Washington, D.C. area since immigrating to the U.S. In 1998, he co-founded Identity, Inc., a community-based organization in Montgomery County, Maryland, and serves as its Executive Director. Through his leadership, advocacy efforts, and coalitions established with the local government, school system, and businesses, Diego has worked determinedly to improve access to educational and employment opportunities for underserved immigrant youth.


  • State and Local Government Cybersecurity

    The White House convened a broad array of stakeholders to discuss ways to help implement the State and Local Government Cybersecurity Framework as a tool for improving cybersecurity.


  • Paying It Forward: The Fabric of a Strong Community

    Deborah Scott Thomas retired as a Colonel from the United States Air Force Reserve in 2006, having served her country for three decades. She is the Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of Data Solutions and Technology (DST) Incorporated, a management consulting firm located in Lanham, Maryland. For the past 20 years, Deborah has been respected for her business acumen and is considered a thought leader with expertise in building successful client teams while focusing on strategic operations and execution. She dedicates her time to educational and philanthropic causes, particularly Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) initiatives. Further, she is a devoted supporter of the March of Dimes and has participated in an array of programs to support its goals and mission for the past 30 years.


  • Corporation for National and Community Service and Women’s History Month

    Through our programs at the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), we are helping young women recognize and reach their full potential.


  • Weekly Wrap Up: the President Sits Between Two Ferns, Moms Want You to Get Covered, and More

    This week, the President plugged HealthCare.gov on "Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis" and met with the Ukranian Prime Minister; the First Lady teamed up with moms to remind you to Get Covered; and more. Check out what you missed in this week's wrap up.

  • Department of Commerce and Women’s History Month

    Here at the Department of Commerce, we are committed to strengthening the role of women in business and technology. Among the Department’s many initiatives aimed toward advancing this goal are the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s (USPTO) efforts to empower our country’s women to innovate and create good jobs.


  • Weekly Wrap Up: the President Announces His Budget, YouTube Stars Say Hi, and More

    This week, the President announced his 2015 budget, and addressed the ongoing crisis in Ukraine. YouTube Stars visited the White House, and more. Check out what you missed in this week's wrap up.


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