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Startup in a Day and more: Modernizing Entrepreneurs’ Experience of Government through Innovation
The President and this Administration are committed to modernizing the experience of government for the American people by leveraging advances in tech and innovation.
March 18, 2016 at 3:09 PM ET by
What Makes a Mineral “Critical”?
A systematic approach to screening minerals for potential criticality was developed by Federal agencies, as described in a National Science and Technology Council report.
March 18, 2016 at 10:46 AM ET by Altaf H. (Tof) Carim
My Data: Empowering All Americans with Personal Data Access
Consumers empowered with their own data are in the driver’s seat to make informed choices.
March 15, 2016 at 1:47 PM ET by Kristen Honey, Phaedra Chrousos, and Tom Black
Supporting Active and Connected Lives as More Americans Live Longer
President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology report identifies technologies and policies that can add to older Americans’ independence.
March 15, 2016 at 10:38 AM ET by Christine Cassel and Ed Penhoet
Tackling Harmful Algal Blooms
Earlier this year, an interagency working group released a research plan and action strategy for combating harmful algal blooms.
March 15, 2016 at 10:00 AM ET by W. Russell Callender, Joel Beauvais, and Beth Kerttula
Advancing Implementation of the National Strategy for the Arctic Region
Today, the White House released two reports focused on the Arctic Region: the 2015 Implementation Progress Report and 2016 Implementation Framework
March 9, 2016 at 1:56 PM ET by John P. Holdren, Amy Pope, and Mark Brzezinski
Announcing June 17-23 as a Week of Making
Building on President Obama’s Nation of Makers initiative, the 2016 National Week of Making will be June 17-23 and the National Maker Faire will be June 18-19.
March 9, 2016 at 11:27 AM ET by Tom Kalil and Andrew Coy
Clarifying Current Roles and Responsibilities for Biotechnology Products
In a public meeting on March 9, representatives from the Federal government will discuss efforts to modernize the biotech regulatory system.
March 7, 2016 at 5:26 PM ET by Robbie Barbero and James Kim
Precision Medicine for a Healthier Future
Initiative aims to accelerate a new era of medicine that delivers the right treatment at the right time to the right person.
February 26, 2016 at 11:07 AM ET by Dr. Jo Handelsman
Celebrating National Engineers Week
In recognition of National Engineers Week (#EWeek2016), engineers on the OSTP staff share their insights.
February 24, 2016 at 3:46 PM ET by Meredith Drosback
Accelerating Materials Development for a Clean-Energy Future
A new initiative, the Energy Materials Network, will accelerate innovation around the clean-energy manufacturing industry's most pressing materials challenges.
February 24, 2016 at 2:30 PM ET by
, Megan Brewster, and Reuben Sarkar
Now Available: A Library of Opportunity
Open eBooks is now available to millions of students offering unprecedented access to thousands of digital books.
February 24, 2016 at 7:00 AM ET by
R. David Edelman
PCAST Releases Technology and the Future of Cities Report to the President
President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology report recommends ways to make the most of technology and innovation opportunities for cities.
February 23, 2016 at 3:30 PM ET by Mark Gorenberg, Craig Mundie, Eric Schmidt, and Marjory Blumenthal
Increasing Access to the Results of Federally Funded Science
Three years after the OSTP directive, policies to make data and publications resulting from federally funded research publicly accessible are becoming the norm.
February 22, 2016 at 12:05 PM ET by Jerry Sheehan
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
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
, Garren Givens