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Posted byon January 14, 2014 at 8:22 AM EST
The Second Annual White House Safety Datapalooza with the U.S. Department of Transportation and the U.S. Department of Agriculture highlights innovators from the private, nonprofit, and academic sectors who are using freely available government data to build products, services, and apps that advance public safety in creative and powerful ways.
Posted byon January 10, 2014 at 6:00 PM EST
Weekly Wrap Up: Promise Zones, Extending Emergency Unemployment Insurance, Affordable Care Act, We the Geeks and Strengthening our Nation’s Energy Infrastructure.
Posted byon January 10, 2014 at 4:09 PM EST
Today the Department of Justice and the Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) named the inaugural members of their jointly created National Commission on Forensic Science—an expert advisory committee that will provide independent advice to the Justice Department in the important domain of forensic science.
Posted byon January 8, 2014 at 5:18 PM EST
As more than 30 heads of space agencies from around the world prepare to gather in Washington January 9-10 for an unprecedented summit on the future of space exploration, we are pleased to announce that the Obama Administration has approved an extension of the International Space Station (ISS) until at least 2024.
Posted byon January 8, 2014 at 12:28 PM EST
With a $32 million grant from NTIA’s Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP), the Navajo Tribal Utility Authority is bringing a modern wireless communications system to a region that has been all too frequently bypassed by amenities that most Americans take for granted.
Posted byon January 6, 2014 at 4:37 PM EST
In concert with CES, and building on the moment from December’s Computer Science Education Week, We the Geeks: Future of Computing, will explore what possibilities the future of computing may bring – from wearables to Holodecks – and what’s needed to get there.
Posted byon December 27, 2013 at 1:48 PM EST
Posted byon December 20, 2013 at 3:15 PM EST
OSTP Director John Holdren joined officials at the Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock Division (NSWCCD) yesterday to mark the opening of the renovated MASK Basin facility, among the most advanced in the world. The 360-foot by 240-foot pool, featuring depths of up to 35 feet, will be used to evaluate the maneuverability and stability of precisely engineered scale models up to 30 feet in length.
Posted byon December 18, 2013 at 9:44 AM EST
Today, the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) released a letter report to the President about opportunities for education technologies to improve educational outcomes and lower costs in higher education. The report, which builds on insights from PCAST members and additional outside experts, underscores the promise of new high-tech educational tools and advocates for continued experimentation in the education technology domain.
NIH Announces $40M in Research Funding Opportunities to Advance the Administration's BRAIN InitiativePosted byon December 17, 2013 at 5:16 PM EST
Today, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced that it is releasing solicitations that will provide $40 million in research funding to advance the Administration’s BRAIN Initiative, which President Obama unveiled on April 2, 2013, and which seeks to give “scientists the tools they need to get a dynamic picture of the brain in action and better understand how we think and how we learn and how we remember.”