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Posted byon February 24, 2014 at 10:29 AM EDT
Last month, the President asked Counselor John Podesta to lead a comprehensive review of how “big data” – data sets so massive, diverse, or complex, that conventional technologies cannot adequately capture, store, or analyze them – will affect how Americans live and work. Senior administration officials have since begun to look at the implications of collecting, analyzing, and using such data for privacy, the economy, and public policy.
Posted byon February 19, 2014 at 3:43 PM EDT
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
Posted byon February 18, 2014 at 3:06 PM EDT
The White House issued its response to a We the People petition on net neutrality, reaffirming the administration's commitment to an open Internet.
Posted byon February 7, 2014 at 3:30 PM EDT
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.
Posted byon January 31, 2014 at 7:05 PM EDT
Welcome to the West Wing Week, your guide to everything that's happening at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
Posted byon January 31, 2014 at 2:57 PM EDT
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.
Posted byon January 27, 2014 at 7:29 PM EDT
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.
Posted byon January 23, 2014 at 4:30 PM EDT
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.
Posted byon January 23, 2014 at 2:10 PM EDT
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.
Posted byon January 23, 2014 at 12:25 PM EDT
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.