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  • Using Data to Transform Policing in New Orleans

    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.

  • Accelerating the Use of Prizes to Address Tough Challenges

    Later this year, the Federal government will celebrate the fifth anniversary of, 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.

  • OSHA Launches New Version of its Heat Safety Tool App to Keep Workers Safe in Summer Weather

    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.

  • Using Data and Technology to Advance Community Policing

    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.

  • Health Datapalooza 2015: Liberating Data and Transforming Health Care

  • Launching the Police Data Initiative

  • Save the Date…the National Day of Civic Hacking is Coming June 6!

    The third annual National Day of Civic Hacking is coming June 6, 2015, to a city near you! It’s a day when we’ll collaboratively build new solutions using publicly-released data, technology, and design processes to improve our communities and the governments that serve them.

  • The White House Celebrates Entrepreneurs Around the World

    President Obama hosts a meeting on global entrepreneurship at the White House, where he names nine new Ambassadors of Global Entrepreneurship.

  • Philanthropic Leaders Launch New Data and Evidence Initiatives to Advance What Works

  • Growing the Network of Innovators in Government

    Participants in a variety of Federal fellowship programs bring enthusiasm, new ideas, and fresh perspectives to Federal departments and agencies every day. Last week, the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) convened a workshop to teach 100 current participants in Federal fellowship programs how to apply creative 21st-century tools to their fellowship projects, and to use these tools to inspire and ignite innovation in government.