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Posted byon July 2, 2015 at 2:57 PM EDT
While the current regulatory system for biotechnology products effectively protects health and the environment, advances in science and technology since 1992 have been altering the product landscape. That's why today the White House is issuing a memorandum directing the three Federal agencies that have oversight responsibilities for these products— EPA, FDA, and USDA—to develop a long-term strategy to ensure that the system is prepared for the future products of biotechnology, and commission an expert analysis of the future landscape of biotechnology products to support this effort.
Posted byon June 29, 2015 at 3:28 PM EDT
Posted byon June 25, 2015 at 1:00 PM EDT
In this Behind the Buy podcast, OFPP Administrator Anne Rung interviews Consumer Financial Protection Bureau contracting officer, Tara Jamison, who has experience in executing agile and iterative strategies supported by the TechFAR Handbook and Digital Services Playbook’s at the Department of Defense and Department of Justice. Jamison explains how, through the procurement of counter-roadside bomb technology, she used rapid development and deployment to help save American lives during the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.
Posted byon June 23, 2015 at 4:00 PM EDT
Eighteen months ago, the Administration committed to ambitious improvements in Government services and better outcomes for the American public. We established 15 new Cross-Agency Priority (CAP) Goals and every Federal Agency published a small number of Agency Priority Goals (APG), totaling 91 goals across the Federal Government aimed at improving government performance. As we approach the half-way point in delivery of the CAP Goals, we are seeing real progress and success as agencies work together and break down silos.
Posted byon June 23, 2015 at 3:34 PM EDT
From June 12-18, individuals of all ages and backgrounds celebrated a National Week of Making: at the White House, in our Nation's capital, and beyond.
Posted byon June 20, 2015 at 3:33 PM EDT
Posted byon June 18, 2015 at 4:06 PM EDT
Welcome to the West Wing Week, your guide to everything that's happening at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
Posted byon June 17, 2015 at 11:18 AM EDT
Today, the Office of Science and Technology Policy issued a Request for Information seeking suggestions for Nanotechnology-Inspired Grand Challenges for the Next Decade.
Posted byon June 12, 2015 at 1:45 PM EDT
A new video series, "Mysteries of the Brain," highlights NSF-funded brain research.
Posted byon June 10, 2015 at 3:34 PM EDT
Today, OMB is releasing the guidance to agencies on FITARA implementation—Management and Oversight of Information Technology Resources. This guidance is a result of extensive outreach and collaboration conducted over the past four months, including a month-long public comment period.