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  • Continuing to Build Smart Policies for Spectrum Sharing

    Finding ways to use wireless spectrum more efficiently is a critical part of President Obama’s ambitious strategy for expanding the availability of spectrum for innovative and flexible commercial uses, including for broadband services, to drive innovation, expand consumer services, and create jobs. It is absolutely essential to continue enhancing collaboration and information sharing between Federal agencies and private-sector wireless technology companies.


  • Computer Science is for Everyone!

    This week, we’re celebrating Computer Science Education Week (CS Ed Week), which highlights the importance of computer science in our education system. To recognize CS Ed Week this year, we encourage everyone to participate in the Hour of Code. It’s an easy way for anyone to learn computer science and see that it’s fun, creative, and challenging.


  • Open Data Round Up

    Responding to the President's May 9, 2013, Executive Order on Making Open and Machine Readable the New Default for Government Information, more than a dozen agencies have launched webpages at agency.gov/data, making it easier for the public to find, understand, and use government data.


  • "Don’t Just Play on Your Phone, Program It"

    This week is Computer Science Education Week, or “CSEdWeek,” an annual campaign highlighting the importance of learning computer science.


  • The United States Releases its Second Open Government National Action Plan

    The Obama Administration released the second U.S. Open Government National Action Plan, announcing 23 new or expanded open-government commitments that will advance these efforts even further. Highlights of the second National Action Plan included 'We the People," Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Modernization, The Global Initiative on Fiscal Transparency (GIFT), Open Data to the Public and Participatory Budgeting.


  • Expanded “Green Button” Will Reach Federal Agencies and More American Energy Consumers

    Today, President Obama issued a memorandum directing Federal agencies to redouble efforts to use renewable energy and manage their energy usage more efficiently and effectively. In addition to setting an ambitious new target for Federal agencies to increase their consumption of renewable energy to 20% of their total use by 2020, the memorandum instructs agencies to incorporate the “Green Button” data standard into their energy management practices.


  • $25 Million NIST Award Represents Major Milestone for the Materials Genome Initiative

    Officials at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) announced today an award of $25 million over five years to a Chicago-based consortium that will build a new center of excellence in advanced materials research. The new Center for Hierarchical Materials Design will support the Administration’s Materials Genome Initiative (MGI).


  • Advice from Student Entrepreneurs: “Embrace your Chutzpah”

    When they founded their biotechnology company, Micromidas, Ryan Smith was 30, Casey McGrath was 24, and John Bissell was 23—and all were recently graduated students at University of California, Davis (UC Davis). Together, they have developed innovative processes for converting sewage into biodegradable plastics.


  • We the Geeks: Talking Turkey and the Science of Cooking

    Join Food Network Chef Anne Burrell, former NASA astronaut Ron Garan, and White House Executive Pastry Chef Bill Yosses to “talk turkey” and dive into our dinner plates to explore the science of cooking.


  • You’re Invited: White House Youth Summit Social

    For the next White House Social event, the White House will host a Youth Summit, offering young people from around the country an opportunity to discuss the Affordable Care Act and other issues with senior White House officials.


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