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Posted byon December 10, 2013 at 3:11 PM EST
At the 2013 White House Science Fair, President Obama announced US2020, a campaign led by a coalition of leading tech companies and education non-profits to encourage companies to mobilize 20 percent of their STEM employees to complete 20 hours of STEM teaching or mentoring per year by the year 2020—with a focus on girls, minorities, and low-income youth. Today, the US2020 Initiative is moving ahead at full speed.
Posted byon December 6, 2013 at 10:32 AM EST
One of the goals of President Obama’s innovation strategy is to accelerate the rate at which new inventions that result from federally funded research at the Nation’s universities and national labs move from the lab to the marketplace. Speeding that transition spurs the creation of new industries and jobs while addressing pressing challenges such as the need for clean sources of energy and treatments for debilitating diseases such as Alzheimer’s and cancer. Federal agencies have already developed a number of initiatives to increase the economic and societal impact of federally funded research.
Posted byon December 5, 2013 at 9:00 AM EST
A new report argues that allowing Emergency Unemployment Compensation to expire would be harmful to millions of workers and their families, counterproductive to the economic recovery, and unprecedented in the context of previous extensions to earlier unemployment insurance programs.
Posted byon November 20, 2013 at 10:15 AM EST
Pay for Success is an innovative approach for the government to partner with philanthropic and private investors to fund proven and promising practices, significantly enhancing the return on taxpayer investments.
Posted byon November 8, 2013 at 3:35 PM EST
HHS announced new primary care sites in 236 communities for 1.25 million additional patients, made possible by the Affordable Care Act.
Energy Independence, Military Readiness, and Economic Growth: Clean Energy Leads to National SecurityPosted byon November 5, 2013 at 9:14 AM EST
Dave Belote, Vice President for Federal Business at Apex Clean Energy, works to create mission-compatible renewable energy solutions for military installations, public lands, and the outer continental shelf.
Posted byon November 1, 2013 at 4:30 PM EST
Weekly Wrap Up: Talking Health Care at Boston’s Faneuil Hall, SelectUSA Investment Summit, Swearing-In New FBI Director, Honoring former House Speaker Tom Foley, Visit to National Domestic Violence Hotline, Celebrating Halloween, White House Fall Garden Viewing and Sesame Street Encourages Fresh Food.
Posted byon November 1, 2013 at 11:30 AM EST
Massachusetts’s healthcare law, passed in 2006, served as a model for the Affordable Care Act, and the state’s experience during its first year of enrollment offers important lessons for what we can expect over the first six months for the ACA.
Posted byon October 30, 2013 at 5:39 PM EST
Deputy Senior Advisor David Simas sent a message to the White House email list following President Obama's Boston healthcare event.
Posted byon October 30, 2013 at 11:45 AM EST
Press Secretary Jay Carney addresses misleading attacks from critics about recent notices from insurance companies about changes in some people’s insurance plans. UPDATE: President Obama speaks to the issue in Boston as well.