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A Call to Action to Save One of America’s Most Important Natural Resources
The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy is issuing a national Call to Action and forming an interagency group to protect America’s soil.
August 1, 2016 at 9:55 AM ET by Jo Handelsman and Parker Liautaud
The National Strategic Computing Initiative Turns One
One year following the launch of the NSCI, the Administration summarizes progress made and new announcements in support of the Initiative's goals.
July 29, 2016 at 10:00 AM ET by Erin Szulman, Meredith Drosback, and Tim Polk
Building the Next Generation of Assessments in Education
Thanks to recent advances in technology and in the data sciences, a new era of assessment is on the way in education.
July 27, 2016 at 7:13 PM ET by Edward Metz, Aadil Ginwala, and Erik Martin
Building the Workforce through Cybersecurity Competitions
Cybersecurity Competitions are a force multiplier for the STEM pipeline through the combined efforts of organizers, volunteers, and sponsors
July 27, 2016 at 7:08 PM ET by Tim Polk
Leading in Innovation Through a World-Class Federal Science and Technology Workforce
The Fast Track Action Committee Federal Science and Technology Workforce (FTAC-FSTW) provides suggestions to help the Government build the future Federal S&T workforce.
July 27, 2016 at 4:01 PM ET by Afua Bruce, Chris Fall, and Jayne Morrow
Bringing climate information to your backyard: the U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit
New capabilities launched today through the U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit will make it easier for communities and businesses to plan for the impacts of climate change.
July 26, 2016 at 6:16 PM ET by
Dr. Tamara Dickinson
, Dr. Kathryn Sullivan
Realizing the Potential of Quantum Information Science and Advancing High-Performance Computing
Today, the Administration reports on challenges, opportunities, and the path forward in quantum information science, and releases a plan for high-performance computing.
July 26, 2016 at 6:07 PM ET by Altaf H. (Tof) Carim, William T. (Tim) Polk, and Erin Szulman
Advancing Arctic Research
The draft Arctic Research Plan 2017-2021 of the Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee is now available for public review and comment.
July 26, 2016 at 1:00 PM ET by Martin Jeffries
NIH-Funded Scientists Identify 97 Previously Unknown Regions of the Brain
Last week, scientists funded by the NIH’s Human Connectome Project—a precursor to the BRAIN Initiative—identified 97 previously unknown areas of the brain's cortex.
July 25, 2016 at 10:30 AM ET by
, Walter Koroshetz, Gregory K. Farber
The First-Ever OSTP Workshop on Drones and the Future of Aviation at the White House
Today, we’re announcing an event on steps to advance unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) integration hosted by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.
July 21, 2016 at 2:45 PM ET by Ted Wackler and Terah Lyons
An Agricultural Workforce for the 21st Century
The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy is identifying new steps to expand, diversify the agricultural workforce to meet global food security challenges.
July 20, 2016 at 10:46 AM ET by Jo Handelsman and Elizabeth Stulberg
Volunteers Unlock the Power of Maps for Sustainable Development
More than 140 citizen mappers participated in the second annual White House Mapathon, together making more than 137,000 changes to the maps.
July 18, 2016 at 4:33 PM ET by
, Courtney Clark
Unlocking the Promise of Broadband for All Americans
The Administration announces new wireless research efforts that will improve testing and research of advanced wireless technologies.
July 15, 2016 at 11:57 AM ET by
R. David Edelman
Investing in America's Future through Advanced Wireless Research
Administration launches Advanced Wireless Research Initiative to support advanced wireless research over the next decade.
July 15, 2016 at 9:19 AM ET by
, Jim Kurose, Aadil Ginwala
Progress on President Obama’s “Lab to Market” Initiative
OSTP’s Tom Kalil chats with Ralph Muehleisen, a researcher from Argonne National Lab and a recent graduate of Lab-Corps, an entrepreneurial boot-camp for lab scientists.
July 12, 2016 at 11:13 AM ET by
Tackling Climate Through Sports
The White House is inviting athletes, organizations, schools, and teams to submit ideas and commitments on ways to act on climate through sports.
July 11, 2016 at 4:15 PM ET by Laura Petes, Robert Strickling, Becky Kreutter
Priorities for the National Privacy Research Strategy
National Privacy Research Strategy calls for research in science and engineering that will enable the U.S. to benefit from innovative data use while protecting privacy.
July 1, 2016 at 12:49 PM ET by James Kurose, Keith Marzullo
How to Prepare for the Future of Artificial Intelligence
Today, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy is announcing a Request for Information soliciting public input on the subject of artificial intelligence.
June 27, 2016 at 2:20 PM ET by Ed Felten
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Email from Daymond John: Why I'll Be at Today's Global Entrepreneurship Summit
Daymond John, the founder of FUBU and Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship, writes about his journey as an entrepreneur.
June 24, 2016 at 9:10 AM ET by Cassandra Marketos
Building An All-Hands-On-Deck Smart Cities Effort
Tapping your ideas for new activities to harness technology for the benefit of our communities.
June 23, 2016 at 3:45 PM ET by Dan Correa
Empowering Every American to Become an Entrepreneur
As the Global Entrepreneurship Summit begins in Silicon Valley this week, new announcements to support inclusive entrepreneurship and innovation here in the United States
June 23, 2016 at 3:00 PM ET by Nate Segal, Jennifer Erickson
A Whole Week of Making!
From June 17-23, individuals of all ages and backgrounds celebrated National Week of Making—at the White House, in our Nation’s capital, and beyond.
June 23, 2016 at 2:15 PM ET by Andrew Coy
The Bees, the Butterflies, and You.
OSTP invites you to plot your part in the next American evolution!
June 22, 2016 at 3:00 PM ET by Bruce Rodan
100 Examples of Putting Science in Its Rightful Place
President Obama’s leadership has had a profound impact in building U.S. capacity in science, technology, and innovation.
June 21, 2016 at 9:47 AM ET by
Growing the Economy through Innovation: New Rules for the Commercial and Scientific Use of Drones
Today, the Administration is releasing new ground rules to govern the use of small unmanned aircraft for commercial, educational and public purposes.
June 21, 2016 at 9:19 AM ET by
Secretary Anthony Foxx
, Jason Miller, Ed Felten, and Michael Huerta
Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute (DMDII) “Virtual Tour”
Take a look inside the Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute (DMDII)'s facilities on Chicago’s Goose Island.
June 17, 2016 at 4:24 PM ET by Alyssa Sullivan, Senior Manager, Strategic Communications, UI LABS
Kicking Off the 2016 National Week of Making
The White House celebrates Makers with new announcements and honors Champions of Change for Making.
June 17, 2016 at 11:30 AM ET by Andrew Coy
Saving Lives and Giving Hope by Reducing the Organ Waiting List
Learn about key actions the Administration is taking to help more Americans get off of the organ waiting list and into the operating room for a life-saving transplant.
June 13, 2016 at 10:00 AM ET by
, Robbie Barbero
Ensuring data-driven wellness programs work for us, and not against us.
Wellness programs can help to improve our health, and they must also safeguard our data.
June 8, 2016 at 3:54 PM ET by Melissa Goldstein and Jason Schultz
The Promise of Crowdfunding and American Innovation
“Crowdfunding” rule makes it possible for entrepreneurs across the country to raise small-dollar investments from ordinary Americans.
June 8, 2016 at 9:49 AM ET by
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