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Posted byon September 14, 2012 at 10:18 AM EDT
Today, four federal agencies announced $40 million in grants to university researchers across the country to advance the National Robotics Initiative, unveiled by President Obama at Carnegie Mellon University on June 24, 2011. The initiative, led by the National Science Foundation, is also supported by NASA, the National Institutes of Health, and the United States Department of Agriculture. These agencies have also issued a new joint solicitation to fund an additional 25-40 awards.
Posted byon September 12, 2012 at 3:30 PM EDT
Today marks the 50th anniversary of President Kennedy's "Address at Rice University on the Nation's Space Effort," when the young president shifted our efforts in space from low to high gear. In proclaiming, "We choose to go to the moon," Kennedy propelled our space program to the forefront of American culture and consciousness, galvanizing an historic effort on which we continue to build today.
Posted byon September 7, 2012 at 4:35 PM EDT
Typically when you think of government, the word “innovation” isn’t the first word that comes to mind. Well it’s time to change that!
Posted byon September 5, 2012 at 2:36 PM EDT
Two years after the Obama Administration created Challenge.gov, the first online listing of incentive prizes offered or supported by Federal agencies, the innovative site has hit an impressive milestone: its 200th listing of a challenge in search of a solution by the American public.
Posted byon September 4, 2012 at 10:31 AM EDT
Last year, the White House launched a new tool called We the People, offering a powerful and simple way to petition the Obama Administration to take action on a range of issues. Take a look at the platform more than three million signature later.
Posted byon September 4, 2012 at 8:01 AM EDT
We've released a new mobile version of WhiteHouse.gov and updated the White House apps for iPhone, iPad, and Android.
Posted byon August 23, 2012 at 7:28 PM EDT
Today, after welcoming the inaugural class of Presidential Innovation Fellows to the White House, US CTO Todd Park and White House Director of Digital Strategy Macon Phillips answered your questions on Twitter.
Posted byon August 23, 2012 at 4:35 PM EDT
The source code for We the People, the online petitions system for the public to connect with the White House, is now available online.
Posted byon August 23, 2012 at 9:50 AM EDT
Federal agencies are making great strides towards putting a solid foundation for a 21st Century Digital Government in place.
Posted byon August 21, 2012 at 5:26 PM EDT
Last week, the President called the Mars Science Lab Team and a “special Mohawk guy” and pointed out how their work on Curiosity was inspiring the next generation of scientists and engineers.