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  • Relationships, Connections and a Legacy to Live For

    Carol F. Burton is being honored as a Champion of Change for her dedication to the well-being of children of incarcerated parents.

  • The Nature of Childhood

    Dave Becker is being honored as a White House Champion of Change for his leadership and commitment to libraries and museums around the United States.

  • West Wing Week: 06/14/13 or "There's an App for That"

    Welcome to West Wing Week, your guide to everything that's happening at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

  • Investing in the Next Generation

    Scott Menzel is being honored as a White House Champion of Change for his leadership and commitment to the ideals of the YMCA.

  • President Obama Nominates Betsey Stevenson to Council of Economic Advisers

    On Monday, President Obama announced his intent to appoint Betsey Stevenson, an economist at the University of Michigan focusing on labor, women, and families, to the Council of Economic Advisers.

  • Cecilia Muñoz: "He's trained engineers for 55 years"

    Cecilia Muñoz sends a message to the White House email list, asking people to share their American stories.

  • ADAM II Report and Alcohol

    Last week, we released the 2012 Arrestee Drug Abuse Monitoring Annual Report (ADAM II), a long running study that reveals the percentage of arrestees in certain U.S. cities/counties testing positive for at least one illegal drug at the time of arrest. Typically, however, the annual ADAM report does not include findings about alcohol use. Why? Here are three reasons.

  • Audacious Goals in Eye Research

    The National Eye Institute (NEI) launched the Audacious Goals Initiative last year to drive innovation in vision research for the next decade and beyond. To encourage the broadest possible range of ideas and participants in this Initiative, the NEI held a prize competition to identify “Audacious Goals in Vision Research and Blindness Rehabilitation,” open to submissions from August through November 2012.

  • Combating Climate Change: City by City

    Kimberly Hill Knott shares how she became involved with climate issues in her community.

  • 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.