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  • President Obama Supports High School Redesign to Ensure Educational Excellence

    At a time when the cost of attending college continues to rise, too many African-American students are afraid to pursue higher education because they think it is too expensive and will burden their families with debt. But schools like P-TECH allow students to get a head start on their postsecondary education by allowing them to take college-level math and science courses.

  • We the Geeks Wrap Up: Don't Be Bored, Make Something

    Watch the latest We The Geeks, “Don’t Be Bored, Make Something,” to learn more about the coalition of citizens coming together to give U.S. students, entrepreneurs, and workers the ability to make almost anything.

  • Building a 21st Century Detroit

    A team of top municipal-government technology officials from across the nation led by the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy have landed in Detroit to begin two days of work as a partner to support Detroit’s vision for economic revitalization.

  • Coming Soon: Gadgets Gate-to-Gate

    After nine months of study and review, the Federal Aviation Administration outlined plans to relax some longstanding rules about when airline passengers can use portable electronic devices like tablets, eReaders, and smartphones during various phases of flight – as long as they stay in "airplane mode."

  • Open Government Progress

    Building on efforts to create more efficient, effective, and accountable governments, the Obama Administration issues a new report, outlining ambitious new open-government commitments

  • Open Data Building a Stronger Economy

    Every day young startups and large companies are using open government data to build new products and services that address real challenges for Americans. Fueled by open data, these enterprises are hiring people in cities and towns across the country. Open data are also helping the Federal Government to be more efficient, effective, data-driven, and transparent. We’ve seen the power of open government data in action—and it pays off.

  • After Sandy, Rebuilding Smarter with S&T

    As the solemn first anniversary of Hurricane Sandy’s landfall nears, communities along the East Coast continue to rebuild, taking lessons learned from an unprecedented disaster to ensure new infrastructure and services are stronger and smarter than before.The Federal Government has partnered with states, cities, communities, and other stakeholders to make the Sandy-affected region—and all of America—more resilient.

  • Innovating for Life-Sustaining Solutions During a Disaster

    The Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Dr. Nicole Lurie, issued an innovative challenge last month. The Department is offering a prize purse of up to $10,000 to competitors who submit winning ideas for a technology that, in emergencies, could determine the location and status of life-sustaining durable medical equipment and get help to users.

  • Growing the Next Generation of Agricultural Innovators and Entrepreneurs

    On October 2nd, the University of Wisconsin – Madison and the Howard G. Buffett Foundation announced the launch of a new prize that aims to inspire the next generation of agricultural innovators and entrepreneurs. The “Agricultural Innovation Prize: Powered by 40 Chances,” is a student-led, student-focused competition established by the University of Wisconsin-Madison in collaboration with USDA and funded by the Howard G. Buffett Foundation.

  • Training Clean Energy Leaders of the Future

    The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2013 wrapped up, but even though the sun has set at the Solar Decathlon village and students have gone home, their hard work is having a lasting effect on sustainable design and our nation’s clean energy leaders.