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Posted byon June 8, 2015 at 12:41 PM EDT
Megan Smith and Valerie Jarrett head to Silicon Valley to participate in the “Diversity in Tech” workshop -- hosted by the White House and the Kapor Center for Social Impact -- to brainstorm and strategize with technology innovators to learn about what's worked for employers to recruit, retain, and advance top talent from under-represented communities, and for venture capitalists to fund and advise the full range of early start-up teams.
Posted byon June 5, 2015 at 1:10 PM EDT
Several departments in the U.S. Federal Government (Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Defense, and Department of Commerce) have joined together, with the support of the National Science and Technology Council (NSTC), to design an infectious disease forecasting project with the aim of galvanizing efforts to predict local epidemics of dengue.
Posted byon June 3, 2015 at 11:05 AM EDT
Last Thursday the President was in Miami for the 20155 Hurricane Briefing at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)'s National Hurricane Center. The briefing covered things like the Administration's Climate Resilience Toolkit, one example of the resources that individuals and organizations rely on for effective disaster preparedness and response. Over the past two years, the Administration has invested in other tools and technologies to enhance our disaster preparedness and response capabilities.
Posted byon June 3, 2015 at 9:19 AM EDT
Posted byon May 29, 2015 at 1:11 PM EDT
On the anniversary of the U.S. National Climate Assessment, the President's Science Advisor John Holdren meets with and highlights communities and regions that are using the tool to take action on climate where it matters most.
Posted byon May 28, 2015 at 3:10 PM EDT
Citizen cartographers join the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and Office of Digital Strategy for the first-ever White House Mapathon.
Posted byon May 22, 2015 at 12:37 PM EDT
Earlier this week, First Lady Michelle Obama presented the 2015 National Medal for Museum and Library Service to ten museums and libraries. Several of the winners of the 2015 National Medal for Museum and Library Service demonstrate how libraries and museums around the country are helping people meet the challenges and take advantage of opportunities of 21st-century working and living: a priority of this Administration.
Posted byon May 20, 2015 at 5:42 PM EDT
Today, the National Economic Council and the Office of Science and Technology Policy held a forum at the White House to discuss opportunities to accelerate the commercialization of nanotechnology. Over the last fifteen years, the Federal government has invested over $20 billion in nanotechnology R&D as part of the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI). In recognition of the importance of nanotechnology R&D, representatives from companies, government agencies, colleges and universities, and non-profits are announcing a series of new and expanded public and private initiatives that complement the Administration’s efforts to accelerate the commercialization of nanotechnology and expand the nanotechnology workforce.
Posted byon May 18, 2015 at 6:26 PM EDT
Posted byon May 18, 2015 at 6:25 PM EDT
In recognition of World Telecommunication and Information Society Day on May 17, a look at the ways in which the U.S. has supported the growth and adoption of information and communication technologies from the colonial era to the Internet age.