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Posted byon July 23, 2013 at 10:51 AM EDT
Last week, the White House hosted another installment of its “We the Geeks” Google Hangout series, this time on “The Stuff Superheroes Are Made Of.” The Hangout featured top innovators working to develop materials and technologies that can enable real-life “superpowers” such as invisibility and super strength. Some of the participants even demoed their wares live on the air.
Posted byon July 18, 2013 at 6:25 PM EDT
While President Obama was visiting Senegal last month, he met Nimna, who is responsible for the Feed the Future USAID initiative.
Posted byon July 17, 2013 at 3:15 PM EDT
On Friday, June 19th, "We the Geeks" will be hosting a Google+ Hangout on "The Stuff Superheroes Are Made Of."
Posted byon July 16, 2013 at 9:00 AM EDT
Today, we’re excited to share a sneak preview of a new design for Data.gov, called Next.Data.gov. The upgrade builds on the President’s May 2013 Open Data Executive Order that aims to fuse open-data practices into the Federal Government’s DNA. Next.Data.gov is far from complete (think of it as a very early beta), but we couldn’t wait to share our design approach – knowing that we need your help to make it even better.
Posted byon July 8, 2013 at 1:49 PM EDT
This morning, the President held a meeting with his Cabinet and senior officials to lay out his vision for building a better, smarter, faster government over the course of his second term. During the meeting, the President directed Cabinet members and key officials in his Administration to build on the progress made over the first term, and he challenged us to innovate government even further.
Posted byon June 29, 2013 at 2:05 PM EDT
We brought together students here in South Africa with students across the U.S. for a lively town hall about the importance of education.
Posted byon June 28, 2013 at 8:35 AM EDT
More than 150 states have approved a landmark treaty that holds the potential to open up a world of knowledge for the nearly 340 million people worldwide who are blind, visually impaired, or have other print disabilities.
Posted byon June 27, 2013 at 6:33 PM EDT
The White House hosted a Google+ Hangout today to discuss science, engineering, and entrepreneurial skills and how they can improve the lives of the global poor.
Posted byon June 27, 2013 at 9:51 AM EDT
Today, civic hackers—innovators applying their tech skills for civic good—are empowered by open government data to build tools, apps, and services that meet public needs at the national, state, and community level. That’s why we’re inviting you to nominate extraordinary civic hackers you know as White House Champion of Change.
Posted byon June 25, 2013 at 1:00 PM EDT
A year ago this month, OSTP and the National Science Foundation (NSF) launched the US Ignite initiative to jumpstart the development of software applications able to take advantage of the Nation’s growing but underutilized network of very-high-speed, gigabyte/second Internet connections. On Tuesday, at the US Ignite Partnership’s Application Summit in Chicago, IL, NSF and Mozilla announced the winners of the $500,000 Mozilla Ignite Challenge.