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President Obama at SEED School Kennedy Service Act signing.

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July 22, 2015 at 6:27 PM

Last week, New Orleans held an event to preview three datasets on policing they plan to open to the general public. This event was part of the City's contributions to the Police Data Initiative, launched in response to recommendations from the President's Task Force on 21st Century Policing.

July 17, 2015 at 9:17 AM

Later this year, the Federal government will celebrate the fifth anniversary of Challenge.gov, a one-stop shop that has prompted tens of thousands of individuals, including engaged citizens and entrepreneurs, to participate in more than 400 public-sector prize competitions with more than $72 million in prizes.

June 8, 2015 at 9:43 AM

Last month, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released a new version of its Heat Safety Tool mobile app for iOS just in time for the summer heat. OSHA’s Heat app is serving as a model of using agile methodologies in government digital services.

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The Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation is focused on developing policies and programs to accelerate economic recovery and create stronger communities. We do this by harnessing human capital and facilitating financial capital.