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This Holiday, SBA Celebrates the Brands We Helped Build

December 19, 2014

Thirty-six years ago, a young computer programmer working out of his parents’ garage was looking for investments so he could create the world’s most user-friendly personal computer. He came upon a...

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History, News on the DHS SBIR Program and Announcement of the FY15.1 SBIR Solicitation

December 19, 2014

The Department of Homeland Security initiated its SBIR program in 2004 with a goal of increasing the participation of innovative and creative U.S. small businesses in federal research and...

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President Obama Creates the Task Force on 21st Century Policing

December 18, 2014

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Trust between law enforcement agencies and the people they protect and serve is essential to the stability of our communities, the integrity of our criminal justice system, and the safe and effective delivery of policing services.

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Email from President Obama: "The U.S. and Cuba"

December 18, 2014

Earlier today, President Obama sent this message to the White House email list about his recent announcement on Cuba. Didn't get it? Make sure you sign up for email updates here.

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Watch: The President's Science Advisor Answers Your Questions About Climate Change

December 18, 2014

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Last month, Dr. John Holdren -- the President's science advisor -- invited the public to ask him anything about climate change on social media using the hashtag #AskDrH.
Since then, he's gotten a lot of questions. Brandon, a seventh-grader, wanted to know if climate change will affect him during his lifetime. A number of people asked whether climate change is driving extreme events, like the heavy snowfall we've seen recently in Buffalo, New York. Some people wanted to know what Dr. Holdren is doing to prevent climate change himself. 

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NOAA’s National Hurricane Center Implements New Products to Help U.S. Coastal Communities Become More Resilient

December 18, 2014

The 2014 hurricane season is over and, once
again, no major hurricanes (Category 3 of higher on the Saffir-Simpson
Hurricane Wind Scale) struck the United States. That's a record nine years in row! Of course, it's foolish to believe
this remarkable streak will last, and we have to be ready for it to end next
season. 

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JCCT Day One Emphasizes A Shared Vision of Global Economic Partnership

December 18, 2014

Secretary
Pritzker and U.S. Trade Representative Froman, along with a high-level
Government of China delegation led by Vice Premier Wang Yang, kicked off a day
of side events with American and Chinese private sector leaders around the
Joint Commission on Trade and Commerce (JCCT). For the first time, the JCCT
schedule included a full day of events designed to facilitate private sector
engagement with officials from the U.S. and Chinese governments.  

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The Faces of Health Care: Mavis C.

December 18, 2014

"I have never wanted to ask anyone for anything, but when [the Affordable Care Act] made this surgery possible for me, I just had to write you a thank you letter."

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2014 Has Seen Largest Coverage Gains in Four Decades, Putting the Uninsured Rate at or Near Historic Lows

December 18, 2014

Earlier this week, the National Center for Health Statistics released new data on health insurance coverage during the second quarter of 2014, the first federal survey data that largely capture the effects of the Affordable Care Act’s first open enrollment period. These new data confirm earlier findings that 2014 has seen dramatic reductions in the share of Americans without health insurance, reductions that correspond to an estimated 10 million people gaining coverage since before the start of open enrollment.

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Honoring Our Service Members, Veterans, and Their Families During the Holidays

December 18, 2014

Holiday decorations at the Naval Observatory Residence, in Washington, D.C., December 3, 2014.

(Official White House Photo by David Lienemann)

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