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  • New Initiatives to Accelerate the Commercialization of Nanotechnology

    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.


  • Nominate a White House Champion of Change for Precision Medicine


  • Celebrating World Telecommunication and Information Society Day

    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.


  • Behind the Buy #3: A Simple and Intuitive Approach for IT Procurement


  • 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 Names Dr. Ed Felten as Deputy U.S. Chief Technology Officer


  • A New Era for United States Cooperation with CERN

    Today, at a brief ceremony led by OSTP Associate Director for Science Jo Handelsman, the United States signed an agreement for renewed cooperation with this prominent institution.


  • Taking Daughters and Sons to Work on STEM

    At the end of April, an estimated 3.5 million employers opened their doors to kids in their communities for “Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day.” This year, President Obama encouraged employers to expand their programs to youth who are typically unable to participate. The White House, OSTP, NASA, and other Federal agencies joined groups like Girl Scouts of the USA and the Microsoft Corporation in taking the President's message to heart, hosting activities at their workplaces designed to get youth interested in and excited about STEM careers.


  • Building a Nation of Makers

    Last year, on June 18, President Obama hosted the first-ever White House Maker Faire and challenged “every company, every college, every community, every citizen [to] join us as we lift up makers and builders and doers across the country.” On June 12-18, 2015, the White House will celebrate a Week of Making, including a National Maker Faire in Washington D.C.


  • NOAA’s Data Heads for the Clouds

    If you ask the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) about big data, they will give you some big numbers. Over 20 terabytes per day of observational data are produced by their satellite systems alone, and then there’s the the massive weather and climate models from the bureau’s 1.5 petaflops of computing power, incoming observations from a network of hundreds of buoys, and live streaming video from the research vessel Okeanos Explorer.


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