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How We Changed the White House Blog

Thu, 2015-08-13 12:45

I remember when the Obama administration’s version of WhiteHouse.gov first launched in 2009. I didn’t work here at the time, but I — like so many others — visited theWhite House website to 1. See what all the fuss was about; and 2. See how the Obama administration had decided to put its own unique stamp on the web presence of the presidency. The site was beautiful and sleek, formal and inspirational — and it got accolades as a result.

We’ve made a lot of improvements since then — to the blog and elsewhere across the site — but we never consider it “done.”

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4 Strategies for Sharing Ownership with Employees

Thu, 2015-08-13 05:00

Business owners may have sound reasons for giving shares in their employees. It incentivizes staff to be loyal and productive and it can translate into financial rewards for the owner. Tax rules...

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Urban Alliance and USPTO Partner to Provide Youth With Meaningful Work Experience

Wed, 2015-08-12 17:29

Guest blog post by Eshauna Smith, Chief Executive Officer of Urban Alliance

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Inclusive Innovation Spotlight: Rod Robinson, Founder and CEO of ConnXus, Inc.

Wed, 2015-08-12 17:22

Rod Robinson, Founder and CEO of ConnXus, Inc., a supplier relationship platform that manages all aspects of a corporation’s diversity and compliance programs, discusses the important role a government organization like MBDA plays in the success of an entrepreneur. He believes taking advantage of resources provided by MBDA, such as access to data and analytics to support the business model, as well as meeting with fellow mentors that have walked in their shoes, allows entrepreneurs to reach their full potential.

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Council Advises Continued Data Improvements

Wed, 2015-08-12 17:12

On July 30th, the Commerce Data Advisory Council  convened its second meeting to review and provide guidance on the Department of Commerce's data.  This one-of-a-kind gathering of digital technology executives was eager to dive directly into the work of the Department and provided dozens of excellent recommendations.  A great deal of the feedback can be summarized as "Thumbs up.  Continue the good work."  Though there were some very specific suggestions for improvement areas.  But as with any insightful discussion on how a business is using its information to help its custome

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Nimble and Inclusive Capital Formation Paths – Two JOBS Act Conversations in NYC

Wed, 2015-08-12 13:19

In September 2014, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) and SBA...

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Stronger Together: Your Voice in the Workplace Matters

Wed, 2015-08-12 11:17

Ed. note: The following essay is cross-posted from Secretary of Labor Tom Perez's Medium account. 

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Celebrating International Youth Day: 3 Ways to Get Involved With Local Youth

Wed, 2015-08-12 05:00

Happy International Youth Day!  Since 2000, the United Nations has used International Youth Day to draw attention to youth...

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DOT Helps States, Local Communities Improve Transportation Resilience

Tue, 2015-08-11 15:28

Ed. note: This is cross-posted on the U.S. Department of Transportation's blog. See the original post here.
Under the Obama administration, the U.S. Department of Transportation has been working hard to support communities across the country as they adapt the planning, development, and management of their transportation assets for greater resilience in the face of climate change. And earlier today, I kicked off a workshop to share tools and resources to help states, transit agencies, and local communities do just that.

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DOT Helps States, Local Communities Improve Transportation Resilience

Tue, 2015-08-11 15:28

Ed. note: This is cross-posted on the U.S. Department of Transportation's blog. See the original post here.
Under the Obama administration, the U.S. Department of Transportation has been working hard to support communities across the country as they adapt the planning, development, and management of their transportation assets for greater resilience in the face of climate change. And earlier today, I kicked off a workshop to share tools and resources to help states, transit agencies, and local communities do just that.

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