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Summer Slowdown? Make the Most of It

Wed, 2015-07-29 00:00

While some seasonal businesses hit primetime during the summer, many others see a major slow-down as clients and customers go on vacation (and as new projects are postponed until after said...

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Direct Video Calling Increases Access for Deaf Citizens

Tue, 2015-07-28 18:05

Technology has given us incredible new tools to communicate with friends, family, and colleagues, and all Americans should enjoy these benefits — including, and especially, those with disabilities.

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The National Telecommunications and Information Administration's (NTIA’s) BroadbandUSA Work Complementing ConnectHome Initiative

Tue, 2015-07-28 11:56 President Obama announced ConnectHome — a plan to bring high-speed broadband Internet to low-income housing in 27 cities and one Native American tribal community. ConnectHome is just one component of a broader Administration initiative to expand broadband and close the digital divide, and NTIA is playing a critical role in that effort. Read More

For Oil and Chemical Spills, a New NOAA Tool to Help Predict Pollution’s Fate and Effects

Tue, 2015-07-28 11:38

Accidents happen. Sometimes, they happen at places with big consequences, such as at a fertilizer factory that uses the chemical ammonia as an active ingredient.

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NIST to Host First App Challenge to Improve Data Access

Tue, 2015-07-28 09:37

Guest Post by NIST’s Dr. Robert Hanisch, Office of Data Informatics, and Dr. Heather Evans, Program Coordination Office

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How We’re Changing the Way We Respond to Petitions

Tue, 2015-07-28 09:30

President Barack Obama signs S. 517, Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act, in the Oval Office, Aug. 1, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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The Faces of Health Care: Susan F.

Tue, 2015-07-28 09:00

What has health reform meant to this country? That's a question that millions of Americans answer every day. Susan is one of them. Read more of their stories here.

"Everyone should be free to study their passions and pursue goals, chronic illness or not."

Susan F. from Grover Beach, California, wrote the President last November to tell him how she's benefited from the Affordable Care Act.
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A Look Back at We the People Petitions: 2011 to Today

Tue, 2015-07-28 06:00

“My administration is committed to creating an unprecedented level of openness in government. We will work together to ensure the public trust and establish a system of transparency, public participation, and collaboration. Openness will strengthen our democracy and promote efficiency and effectiveness in government.”
—   President Barack Obama

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West Coast Lenders: Profit From Your Customers' Export Sales

Tue, 2015-07-28 00:00

The most competitive companies in your portfolios are those that have proven themselves by succeeding in international markets.  But, they often need additional working capital to expand into new...

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Let’s Pop the Bubble on Startups, Ideas, and Investments

Tue, 2015-07-28 00:00

Maybe it’s because business schools teach it that way. Maybe it’s because it’s easier to write about. Maybe it’s because of the dream and the glamor involved. Whatever the reason, there is...

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