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  • 21st-Century Public Servants: Using Prizes and Challenges to Spur Innovation

    The Obama Administration has take important steps to make modern approaches, such as prizes and challenges, standard tools in every Federal agency's toolbox. Nearly 400 prizes and challenges have been posted on since September 2010, and thousands of Federal employees across the government are using these approaches to deliver services more effectively and efficiently, and to solve problems that relate to the missions of their Agencies.

  • Improving Accessibility of Government Websites

    As government digital efforts continue to grow, improving accessibility of government websites for individuals with disabilities remains a government-wide priority. On March 31, the Office of Science and Technology Policy joined with the General Services Administration’s 18F team, the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research, and DC Legal Hackers to host a11yhack, a website accessibility hackathon.

  • Behind the Buy #2: Driving Agile IT Procurement

  • A Team of DREAMers and a Robot Named “Stinky”

    Last week, the White House celebrated National Robotics Week, highlighting the importance of diversity and inclusion in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).

  • This Friday: Tech Meetup at the White House

    On Friday, April 17, the White House will host local leaders from all across our “Innovation Nation” at the first-ever White House Tech Meetup.

  • Q&A with the First-Ever White House Chief Digital Officer: People with Purpose, Puff Daddy, and The Hulk

    What does a Chief Digital Officer do? Why did the President want to create this role? What advice did Sean Combs offer Twitter? Find out in this Q&A with Jason Goldman, the White House's first-ever Chief Digital Officer.

  • Is Evolving With You in Mind

    Last night, we released the first-ever responsive White House homepage, a landmark change in a series of improvements to our online platforms to make them more accessible, user-friendly, and in line with modern best practices.

  • Announcing a Week of Making this June 12-18

    We're excited to announce that the White House will celebrate a “Week of Making” this summer from June 12-18.

  • Advancing Understanding of Particle Beam Therapies for Cancer Treatment

    The National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the Department of Energy (DOE) recently issued awards to plan for future research capabilities and to advance instrumentation and methods for particle beam therapies that could potentially complement or provide alternatives to certain cancer therapies. In another step to stay on the cutting edge of this promising field, the NCI this week announced an upcoming solicitation for proposals to conduct clinical trials on “Carbon Ion versus Conventional Radiation Therapy for Locally Advanced, Unresectable Pancreatic Cancer.”

  • Innovative Job-Training Programs Are Important. Here's Why:

    President Obama traveled to Louisville, Kentucky to discuss how high-quality job-training programs are critical to the growth of our nation's economy.