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  • Of the People: Live from a Digital Classroom with Education Secretary Arne Duncan

    In an upcoming "Of the People" webinar, Secretary Arne Duncan will explore the digital transition firsthand and answer questions from a student about how the Department of Education supports classrooms around the country and why education is the foundation of our country's future success


  • We the People Response: Reaffirming the White House's Commitment to Net Neutrality

    The White House issued its response to a We the People petition on net neutrality, reaffirming the administration's commitment to an open Internet.


  • West Wing Week 02/07/14 or "POTUS Cam!"

    This week, the President urged action on long-term unemployment, hung out on Google+ for his first virtual road trip, announced major private-sector commitments to expand broadband Internet for students, spoke with both House and Senate Democrats, and joined the First Lady for the National Prayer Breakfast. The First Lady helped students get a leg up with filing for financial aid, and the Vice President unveiled Amtrak’s new Cities Sprinter electric locomotive.


  • West Wing Week 01/31/14 or "West Wing Week Turns 200!"

    Welcome to the West Wing Week, your guide to everything that's happening at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.


  • Second Annual White House Safety Datapalooza

    Earlier this month, more than 300 public safety stakeholders from the private, nonprofit, and academic sectors participated in the Second Annual White House Safety Datapalooza. The event showcased innovators who have utilized freely available government data to build products, services, and apps aimed at empowering Americans with information to make smarter, safer choices— from the vehicles we drive to patterns of crime in our neighborhoods to the products we buy and the food we eat.


  • Introducing the All-Star Geeks of SoSTEM 2014!

    We at OSTP are geeking out about the news that among the esteemed guests who will be sitting with the First Lady during tomorrow’s State of the Union address will be 16-year old science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) all-star and “Maker” extraordinaire Joey Hudy, who, as a middle-schooler in 2012, gained national fame after demonstrating his surprisingly explosive invention for the President at the White House Science Fair.


  • Big Data and the Future of Privacy

    We are undergoing a revolution in the way that information about our purchases, our conversations, our social networks, our movements, and even our physical identities are collected, stored, analyzed and used.


  • Challenge.gov Wins “Innovations in American Government” Award

    Today, Harvard University’s Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation announced Challenge.gov as winner of the prestigious 2013 “Innovations in American Government Award” in honor of exemplary service and creativity in the public interest, further highlighting our excitement about the innovations being unleashed by public prizes and challenges.


  • Join a Virtual Road Trip with President Obama on Google+

    On Friday, President Obama will "travel" virtually across the country via Google+ Hangouts to discuss the issues and policies laid out in the speech with citizens joining from around the country.


  • A Renewed Commitment to Unleashing Open Data about the Earth

    Last week, at a series of meetings in Geneva, the United States marked its founding role in establishing the international Group on Earth Observations (GEO) a decade ago—which today comprises 90 members and 77 participating organizations—and celebrated an important milestone as GEO’s charter was renewed for another 10 years.


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