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  • Strengthening & Enhancing Federal Cybersecurity for the 21st Century

    From the beginning of the Administration, the President has made it clear that cybersecurity is one of the most important challenges we face as a Nation. It is also an ever-growing and constantly changing challenge. For years, whenever I’ve spoken with private and public sector leaders, I’ve regularly asked them how much time they spend on cyber and related issues. And each year, the answers have been a higher proportion of their time than the year before. Today, any responsible leader of an organization – public or private sector – is dedicating significant attention and resources to addressing evolving cyber threats. And for good reason.

  • Advancing U.S. Leadership in High-Performance Computing

    Over the past 60 years, the United States has been a leader in the development and deployment of cutting-edge computing systems. Today, President Obama issued an Executive Order establishing the National Strategic Computing Initiative (NSCI) to ensure the United States continues leading in this field over the coming decades.

  • Direct Video Calling Increases Access for Deaf Citizens

    As the White House celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, we’re announcing some new steps to help the government stay accessible to all Americans using the latest technology.

  • 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.

  • Green Button Initiative Makes Headway with Electric Industry and Consumers

    In 2012, the White House, the U.S. Department of Energy, and the National Institute of Standards and Technology launched the Green Button Initiative, providing American businesses and families with simple and secure access to their energy consumption data in a standardized format. This effort has since grown significantly in size and sophistication.

  • Unleashing Digital Data to Accelerate Materials Discovery, Development, and Deployment

    The availability of large, publicly accessible digital data sets has unleashed a wave of innovation throughout numerous fields, helping solve significant problems in business, biology, and astronomy. But the potential of such data has not yet been fully realized in materials science and engineering, in part because of the wide variety of relevant properties and methods to measure and model those properties.

  • Bringing Our Immigration System into the Digital Age

    Federal agencies are undertaking new actions to improve the visa experience for families, workers, employers, and people in need of humanitarian relief.

  • Data liberación: the Path to Precision Medicine

    Hugo Campos is being honored as a White House Champion of Change for Precision Medicine.

  • A World beyond Mobile!

    Anish Sebastian is being honored as a White House Champion of Change for Precision Medicine.

  • Grassroots Services to the Underserved Communities

    Howard Look is being honored as a White House Champion of Change for Precision Medicine.