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Accelerating Clean Energy Technology Solutions through the President’s Budget
The Department of Energy's Office of Technology Transitions is also helping move ideas from the National Labs into the marketplace.
February 12, 2016 at 5:05 PM ET by Doug Rand and Jetta Wong
Releasing New Guidance Under the National Ocean Policy
Announcing the release of the National Ocean Council's 2016 Annual Work Plan and Guidance on Marine Plans.
February 12, 2016 at 10:43 AM ET by Beth Kerttula
Statement on the Detection of Gravitational Waves
OSTP Director John Holdren congratulates the team behind the groundbreaking detection of gravitational waves.
February 12, 2016 at 10:32 AM ET by
John P. Holdren
STEM for All
The Administration is working to expand STEM education and employment opportunities to all students.
February 11, 2016 at 10:59 AM ET by Jo Handelsman and Megan Smith
A Comment on H.R. 3293
OSTP Director John Holdren shares his thoughts on H.R. 3293.
February 10, 2016 at 12:03 PM ET by
John P. Holdren
Announcing the “Fellows in Innovation:” A Coalition Contributing Fresh Ideas on National Priorities
In the coming months, OSTP will help organize a series of events giving fellows working in Federal government new, exciting opportunities.
February 9, 2016 at 4:02 PM ET by Dan Correa, Jenn Gustetic, and Kristen Honey
National Challenges and Goals for Cybersecurity Science and Technology
The 2016 Federal Cybersecurity Research and Development Strategic Plan creates the science and technology to ensure America’s prosperity, national security in cyberspace.
February 9, 2016 at 5:00 AM ET by Greg Shannon and Tim Polk
A Call to Action: Supporting the Next Generation of Innovators and Entrepreneurs
OSTP is working to guarantee all young people access to fulfilling educational opportunities, particularly in the STEM disciplines.
February 7, 2016 at 6:19 PM ET by Marvin Carr and Kamau Bobb
Open Data: Empowering Americans to Make Data-Driven Decisions
OSTP looks back on progress made in open-data initiatives over the past year, and goals for the coming year.
February 5, 2016 at 2:03 PM ET by Kristen Honey
Advancing Earthquake Resilience
Public and private sectors taking steps to improve earthquake warning and safety.
February 2, 2016 at 11:08 AM ET by Tamara Dickinson and Alice Hill
Identifying Commercialization-Success Stories from the National Nanotechnology Initiative
The White House is seeking examples of commercialization-success stories stemming from U.S. Government-funded nanotechnology research and development.
February 2, 2016 at 6:00 AM ET by Michael Meador and Lloyd Whitman
Computer Science For All
Learn about President Obama’s bold new initiative to empower a generation of American students with the computer science skills they need to thrive in a digital economy.
January 30, 2016 at 6:05 AM ET by
Moving from Open Data to Open Knowledge: Announcing the Commerce Data Usability Project
The U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC), for instance, is an example of a Federal agency leading the charge on using open data to create real-world value.
January 29, 2016 at 9:59 AM ET by Jeffrey Chen, Tyrone Grandison, and Kristen Honey
The President’s Actions to Promote High-Skill Immigration
The Administration is making reforms to promote the kind of high-skilled immigration that has helped fuel America’s economic engine.
January 28, 2016 at 9:27 PM ET by
Calling All Microbiome-Science Champions!
The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy is issuing a national call to action for new commitments to microbiome research from all sectors.
January 27, 2016 at 10:27 AM ET by Jo Handelsman and Elizabeth Stulberg
Meet the Newest Presidential Innovation Fellows
Since its launch in 2012, more than 100 top innovators have been selected as entrepreneurs-in-residence.
January 26, 2016 at 2:25 PM ET by Megan Smith and Garren Givens
Educating and Inspiring Students through Nanotechnology
New educational videos and a nanotech-enabled superhero contest are among new activities to educate and inspire students to prepare for high-tech jobs of the future.
January 25, 2016 at 1:17 PM ET by Lisa Friedersdorf and Lloyd Whitman
60 Communities Tackle Barriers to Learning Through the President's ConnectED Library Challenge
Over a hundred city and local officials met at the White House this week to discuss their progress on the President's ConnectED Library Challenge.
January 22, 2016 at 4:40 PM ET by Megan Smith and Kathryn K. Matthew
Students Attend 4th Annual State of STEM event
OSTP organizes post-State of the Union event to encourage students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and math.
January 20, 2016 at 10:50 AM ET by Fae Jencks and Isabelle Styslinger
Renewable Electricity Progress Accelerated in 2015
Increasing electricity from renewable energy sources key to Administration's strategy to position U.S. as global clean energy leader.
January 13, 2016 at 4:40 PM ET by John P. Holdren and Bob Simon
Food and Agriculture for the 21st Century
The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy is calling for a new commitment to research and education in food and agriculture from all sectors.
January 13, 2016 at 2:16 PM ET by Jo Handelsman and Elizabeth Stulberg
Meeting People Where They Are
Learn all the ways you watch and engage online with the President's final State of the Union Address
January 10, 2016 at 6:04 PM ET by
A Call to Action at the Consumer Electronics Show
Megan Smith and Tom Kalil highlight ways that the Administration is helping build an Innovation Nation.
January 5, 2016 at 7:50 PM ET by
2015 in Review: The White House’s Year in Science and Technology
As we kick off 2016, we’re taking a look back at some of this year’s top moments for science and technology at the White House.
January 4, 2016 at 7:01 PM ET by Kumar Garg and Kristin Lee
Celebrating the One-Year Anniversary of Disasters.data.gov
This month, OSTP celebrates the one-year anniversary of Disasters.data.gov, the first online clearinghouse for Federal datasets related to disasters.
December 30, 2015 at 6:48 PM ET by Tamara Dickinson and Dave Applegate
National Action Plan to Combat Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis
Administration outlines domestic and global activities needed to address a growing threat.
December 22, 2015 at 1:05 PM ET by Susan Monarez and Julie Schafer
Research Thrives on Diversity
Having a diversity of Federal agencies–rather than a single "Ministry of Science"–fund, support, and conduct science lets research thrive.
December 22, 2015 at 9:34 AM ET by Altaf H. (Tof) Carim
Changing the Game on Water Supply
Thanks to American innovation, solutions to water resource challenges are within reach.
December 15, 2015 at 10:59 AM ET by Ali Zaidi
New Report Describes Progress and Promise of Interagency Approach to Arctic Research
Today, the National Science and Technology Council is releasing a report on Arctic research activities being carried out by Federal agencies.
December 14, 2015 at 9:57 AM ET by Tamara Dickinson and Mike Kuperberg
Makers in the Military
OSTP's Tom Kalil and Stephanie Santoso learn more about the U.S. Navy's involvement in the maker movement.
December 10, 2015 at 11:14 AM ET by Tom Kalil and Stephanie Santoso