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  • Delivering a Customer-Focused Government Through Smarter IT

    The Administration is launching the U.S. Digital Service -- a small team made up of our country’s brightest digital talent that will work with agencies to remove barriers to exceptional service delivery and help remake the digital experience that people and businesses have with their government.

  • Join the White House Conference Call on Cell Phone Unlocking

  • More than 1,500 people participate in the White House Innovation for Disaster Response and Recovery Demo Day

    On Tuesday, more than 250 emergency managers, first responders, tech entrepreneurs, and local, state, and Federal officials came to the White House to participate in the Innovation for Disaster Response and Recovery Demo Day. The event was live-streamed to more than 1,250 people interested in leveraging tech and innovation to improve disaster preparedness, response and recovery.

  • Answering the Public's Call

    Jeff Zients and Sen. Patrick Leahy write about the importance of answering the public's call on cell phone unlocking.

  • Watch the White House Innovation for Disaster Response and Recovery Demo Day

    Watch the White House Innovation for Disaster Response and Recovery Demo Day, webcast live from the White House at

  • Training a Workforce for Today’s and Tomorrow’s Jobs

    Times have changed, and today, some of the best ladders to well-paying, middle-class jobs are in IT fields across our economy.

  • A Call Answered: Unlocking America's Cell Phones

    Last year, over 114,000 of you made your voice heard and petitioned the Administration to restore a basic consumer freedom: to take your mobile service — and a phone or tablet you already own — to the carrier that best suits your needs. Today, President Obama applauds Congress for passing the Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act.

  • A Day in the Life: Deric from Baltimore

    Today, Secretary of Labor Tom Perez is traveling to the BioTechnical Institute of Maryland in Baltimore, where he'll meet with Deric -- a graduate of the program who is now working as a manufacturing associate. Follow along here.

  • The Apollo 11 Mission: 45 Years Later

    Forty-five years ago, two American astronauts -- Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong -- landed on the moon's Sea of Tranquility, and Neil Armstrong planted the first footprint on the surface of the moon. As he made those first steps, Armstrong uttered that simple phrase we still remember today: "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind."

  • Opening Up Data to Spur Innovation & Economic Growth

    The President’s Open Data Initiatives aren’t just about opening up and improving government data – they are also focused on engaging with innovators, entrepreneurs, and the general public on the innovative use of the data in products and services to improve everyday lives and grow the economy. To engage existing and prospective users of open government data, showcase their progress, and get constructive feedback, the Administration has been holding a number of data-related events this year. In the spirit of openness, and as a primer for Federal agencies, local governments, non-profits, and others that may be interested in hosting their own open data events, we have put together an open data engagement starter guide with some tips for hosting hackathons, data jams, and datapaloozas.