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Posted byon May 6, 2013 at 6:01 PM EST
The White House Office of Public Engagement will host a Champions of Change event focused on immigrant innovators and entrepreneurs – the best and brightest from around the world who are helping create American jobs, grow our economy, and make our nation more competitive.
Posted byon May 6, 2013 at 8:24 AM EST
Last week, hundreds of innovators gathered at the World Bank IFC Center to brainstorm about how Open Data can be harnessed to help meet the challenge of sustainably feeding nine billion people by 2050, as part of the first-of-its-kind G-8 International Conference on Open Data for Agriculture.
Posted byon May 2, 2013 at 8:12 AM EST
Last year, in response to the Obama Administration’s call to action, 35 utilities and energy providers committed to provide 36 million homes and businesses with their own energy usage information in the consensus, industry-standard Green Button format. Today, we’re excited to see Green Button enable energy innovation through new announcements for the industry-led Green Button Initiative.
Posted byon May 1, 2013 at 3:34 PM EST
We're making it easier for anyone to do their own analysis or build their own apps on top of the We the People platform with a new API.
Posted byon April 30, 2013 at 2:42 PM EST
One of President Obama’s top priorities is advanced manufacturing—the use of cutting-edge technologies to spur innovation in product development or manufacturing processes. To advance this priority, OSTP has been working closely with experts in industry and academia to identify advanced manufacturing technologies that could help create the industries and jobs of the future.
Posted byon April 30, 2013 at 8:26 AM EST
Yesterday, the White House invited leaders from the private sector, the military services, industry trade associations, unions, educational institutions, state legislatures, veteran service organizations, and state licensing boards for a forum on military credentialing and licensing. At the event, First Lady Michelle Obama announced the launch of a new IT Training and Certification Partnership.
Posted byon April 29, 2013 at 12:22 PM EST
Today, First Lady Michelle Obama spoke at the White House Forum on Military Credentialing and Licensing, where she announced the IT Training and Certification Program. This program will offer Service members an opportunity to receive industry-recognized information technology (IT) certifications as they transition from military service. I know the potential of this kind of program from personal experience.
Posted byon April 26, 2013 at 4:50 PM EST
Here's quick glimpse at what happened this week on WhiteHouse.gov.
Posted byon April 26, 2013 at 2:17 PM EST
“Space weather” originates on the Sun, can release the energy-equivalent of 100 hurricanes in just minutes, and can produce wind gusts that exceed one million mph. Though the likelihood that these solar storms will thrust particles in our planet’s general direction is very low—when they do, the can damage satellites, harm astronauts in space, make GPS information erratic or undependable, and in some cases even cause electricity blackouts on the Earth.
Posted byon April 25, 2013 at 12:36 PM EST
One of the core goals of the President’s Safety Data Initiative is to empower first responders and the public with information to make the safest and smartest decisions when they need it. In support of this goal, there has been a proliferation of innovative public safety apps—a number of which have been highlighted at the OSTP-supported Safety Datapalooza—using open data from local governments and Federal agencies.