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  • On College Signing Day, First Lady Michelle Obama Asks Students to Reach Higher

    The First Lady traveled to Wayne State University to attend the first-ever citywide Signing Day Celebration in Detroit, Michigan for the College Signing Day initiative in support of Reach Higher.


  • In Photos: Four Years of Joining Forces

    First Lady Michelle Obama shares photos from the past four years of the Joining Forces initiative. See all of the photos here.


  • 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.


  • OSTP and USPTO Welcome Game-Changing Innovators for the 2015 Patents for Humanity Ceremony

    On April 20, OSTP and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) hosted the 2015 Patents for Humanity award winners for a ceremony in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building. Patents for Humanity, which was launched at the White House in February 2012, is a USPTO program that recognizes innovators who use pioneering technology to confront humanitarian challenges.


  • 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 challenge.gov 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.


  • Una nueva era de compromiso de EE.UU. en el continente americano

    Cuando el Presidente participó en su primera Cumbre de las Américas hace seis años, se comprometió a impulsar una era de cooperación entre EE.UU. y la región como socios en igualdad de condiciones y en una relación fundamentada en intereses comunes y el respeto mutuo. Después de seis años de compromiso ampliado y lazos económicos y culturales más fuertes, el Presidente ha cumplido su compromiso.


  • Fortaleciendo a las Comunidades al Dar la Bienvenida e Integrar a los Inmigrantes y Refugiados

    Por Cecilia Muñoz, Directora del Consejo de Políticas Nacionales de la Casa Blanca y León Rodríguez, Director de Servicios de Ciudadanía e Inmigración de EE.UU. (Copresidentes, del Grupo de Trabajo del Presidente sobre Nuevos Estadounidenses)


  • What They're Saying: Mayors Across the Country Endorse President Obama’s Trade Agenda

    Take a look at what mayors from across the country are saying about the President's trade deal.


  • 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.


  • MAP: How Two Tax Plans Would Impact You

    See how these two different tax plans would impact people in your state.


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