Readout of the Second Roundtable in “The Time is Now: Advancing Equity in Science and Technology” Series on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Anti-Racism

Last Friday, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) hosted the second “The Time is Now: Advancing Equity in Science & Technology” roundtable. The session entitled “No Time to Waste: Lessons Learned from the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine Summit on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Anti-Racism in 21st Century STEMM Organizations,”…

FACT SHEET: President Biden Signs Executive Order Advancing Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility in the Federal Government

Today, President Biden signed an Executive Order to advance diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) in the Federal workforce. This Executive Order reaffirms that the United States is at its strongest when our Nation’s public servants reflect the full diversity of the American people. Even with decades of progress building a Federal workforce that looks…

FACT SHEET: The Biden-Harris Administration Advances Equity and Opportunity for Black People and Communities Across the Country

From the first day in office and every day since, the Biden-Harris Administration has taken a historic approach to advancing racial equity, including directing every agency across the whole of the federal government to address the lasting impacts of systemic racism on Black communities. For generations, entrenched disparities in our society and economy, at times…

FACT SHEET: Biden-Harris Administration Announces Reforms to Increase Equity and Level the Playing Field for Underserved Small Business Owners

The federal government is the largest purchaser of goods and services in the world, buying everything from software and building construction to financial and asset management—making its procurement a powerful tool to advance equity and build wealth in underserved communities. Despite this, less than 10 percent of federal agencies’ total eligible contracting dollars typically go…

FACT SHEET: Biden Administration Announces New Investments to Support COVID-19 Response and Recovery Efforts in the Hardest-Hit and High-Risk Communities and Populations as COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force Submits Final Report

Over the past ten months, we have made tremendous progress in our effort to protect and uplift the hardest-hit and highest-risk communities. Deaths have declined by nearly 90% in Black, brown, and Indigenous communities. The gap in vaccination rates between Black and Latino/Hispanic adults and white adults has closed. Nearly 100% of schools are open…

FACT SHEET: The Biden-Harris Administration Advances Equity and Opportunity for Black People and Communities Across the Country

From the first day in office and every day since, the Biden-Harris Administration has taken a historic approach to advancing racial equity, including directing every agency across the whole of the federal government to address the lasting impacts of systemic racism on Black communities. For generations, entrenched disparities in our society and economy, at times…

The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy Launches “The Time is Now: Advancing Equity in Science and Technology Ideation Challenge”

Science and technology must include and benefit all of America, OSTP calls on the American public to help make this a reality Today, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) is launching The Time is Now: Advancing Equity in Science and Technology Ideation Challenge. OSTP Director Eric Lander is asking the American…

Readout of the Fifth Roundtable in “Time is Now: Advancing Equity in Science and Technology” Series – The COVID-19 Pandemic and Overlapping Crises for Women and People with Gender Expansive Identities in STEM

Last Tuesday, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) hosted the fifth “The Time is Now: Advancing Equity in Science & Technology” roundtable.  The session, entitled “The COVID-19 Pandemic and Overlapping Crises for Women and People with Gender Expansive Identities in STEM” focused on the structural barriers women, people with gender-expansive identities,…

Readout of the Fourth Roundtable in “Time is Now: Advancing Equity in Science and Technology” Series – Emerging Models and Pathways for Success II: Community Centered Research, Participation, and Engagement

Last Tuesday, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) hosted the fourth “The Time is Now: Advancing Equity in Science & Technology” roundtable. The session, entitled “Emerging Models and Pathways for Success II: Community Centered Research, Participation, and Engagement” focused on learning about effective approaches to advancing equity by increasing participation in,…

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