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President Obama at SEED School Kennedy Service Act signing.

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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.

June 5, 2015 at 6:10 PM

Two weeks ago, in Camden, NJ, the President announced the launch of the Police Data Initiative. The effort is a fast response from the White House, working with 21 leading police departments across the country, to the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing, which made recommendations encouraging better use of data and technology to build community trust and reduce inappropriate uses of force. Six weeks before the President’s announcement, police chiefs were invited to the White House, along with municipal Chief Technology Officers and other leaders from cities and counties across the nation, for an event on improved use of data and technology in policing.


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.