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Posted byon January 22, 2013 at 2:39 PM EDT
This summer, citizens in cities across the Nation will join together to improve their communities and governments as part of the National Day of Civic Hacking. Civic Hacking Day is an opportunity for software developers, technologists, and entrepreneurs to unleash their can-do American spirit by collaboratively harnessing publicly-released data and code to create innovative solutions for problems that affect Americans.
Posted byon December 14, 2012 at 10:52 AM EDT
President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama welcomed friends and leaders from the Jewish community to celebrate the sixth night of Hanukkah.
Posted byon December 6, 2012 at 4:27 PM EDT
Today, the White House National Economic Council releaseda state-by-state reports about the real-life impact of these tax increases on America’s middle class families if Congress fails to act by January 1. Find out what it means for your community.
Posted byon December 4, 2012 at 11:49 AM EDT
A state by state look at the middle-class tax cuts' impact on consumer spending and retailers.
Posted byon November 29, 2012 at 4:33 PM EDT
Last month, the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Department of Energy (DOE) announced more than$25 million of funding for innovative materials-science research projects. The research awards are a significant milestone for the Administration’s Materials Genome Initiative (MGI)—a collaborative effort of public, private, and academic leaders to make the discovery, development, and deployment of cutting-edge materials faster and cheaper than ever before.
Posted byon November 16, 2012 at 6:20 PM EDT
Last week, OSTP Director John P. Holdren joined USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah in launching the Higher Education Solutions Network (HESN) – a groundbreaking partnership between USAID and seven top universities that is designed to harness the ingenuity of faculty and students to help solve global development challenges.
Posted byon November 8, 2012 at 7:00 PM EDT
Posted byon October 25, 2012 at 2:59 PM EDT
The Vice President and Dr. Jill Biden host a reception at the Naval Observatory for breast cancer survivors, advocates and women’s health groups.
Posted byon September 27, 2012 at 3:17 PM EDT
As Philadelphia, Pennsylvania's first Chief Innovation Officer, Adel Ebeid works hard to develop impactful partnerships with community-based organizations, institutions of higher education, and residents in order to positively influence social outcomes in under-resourced neighborhoods.
Posted byon September 21, 2012 at 12:43 PM EDT
Brenda Batschelet is an active member of Aktion Club, a Kiwanis service organization for adults with disabilities. Brenda played a large role in the Club's recent participation in Relay for Life in Jefferson, Iowa, serving as the team captain and further developing her leadership skills in the community.