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Posted byon December 6, 2013 at 10:32 AM EST
One of the goals of President Obama’s innovation strategy is to accelerate the rate at which new inventions that result from federally funded research at the Nation’s universities and national labs move from the lab to the marketplace. Speeding that transition spurs the creation of new industries and jobs while addressing pressing challenges such as the need for clean sources of energy and treatments for debilitating diseases such as Alzheimer’s and cancer. Federal agencies have already developed a number of initiatives to increase the economic and societal impact of federally funded research.
Posted byon December 5, 2013 at 9:00 AM EST
A new report argues that allowing Emergency Unemployment Compensation to expire would be harmful to millions of workers and their families, counterproductive to the economic recovery, and unprecedented in the context of previous extensions to earlier unemployment insurance programs.
Posted byon December 2, 2013 at 3:17 PM EST
In recognition of World AIDS Day 2013, the Department of Justice reaffirms its commitment to eradicating stigma and discrimination against people living with HIV and AIDS across our country. This year’s observance offers us the chance to both reflect on the work we have done in the past year to protect the rights of people with HIV/AIDS and – due to the sad truth of continuing discrimination – the significant work to be done in the year ahead.
Posted byon November 30, 2013 at 1:00 PM EST
Today, Director Kerlikowske joined local officials in supporting small businesses as part of Small Business Saturday. An initiative of the U.S. Small Business Administration, Small Business Saturday is a day dedicated to supporting small businesses on one of the busiest shopping weekends of the year.
Posted byon November 29, 2013 at 11:00 AM EST
The day after Thanksgiving is Small Business Saturday, a day to celebrate and support small businesses in the holiday season and all they do for their communities.
Posted byon November 27, 2013 at 4:39 PM EST
Posted byon November 26, 2013 at 10:09 AM EST
On Wednesday, November 27th, President Obama will pardon the 2013 National Thanksgiving Turkey and once again the American people will decide which bird takes the title.
Posted byon November 22, 2013 at 5:28 PM EST
Katherine Archuleta, Director of the Office of Personnel Management, welcomes a special group of new Americans who passed their citizenship test on a second try - new citizens who represent the hard work and determination that America is all about.
Posted byon November 18, 2013 at 2:48 PM EST
This past September, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced “Broadening Experience in Scientific Training” (BEST)—a $3.7 million awards program designed to help universities prepare graduate students and research fellows in the field of biomedical research for 21st century jobs, including those outside of the traditional academic tenure-track.
Posted byon November 12, 2013 at 4:40 PM EST
Our gratitude for Veterans should not be a one day a year event, but an abiding commitment on every day of every year.