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Meet the Teacher Who Wrote the President — and Then Found Herself Shaking His Hand:

Wed, 2015-05-06 11:29

Every day, the White House receives thousands of letters and emails from across the country. Our job in the Office of Presidential Correspondence is to sort and read each message and make sure that President Obama hears directly from Americans about what matters to them.

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SBIR Agency Blog #3: Department of Education

Wed, 2015-05-06 00:00

In the past two months, reps from the Environmental Protection Agency and the...

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President Obama Nominates New Military Leadership: Generals Joe Dunford and Paul Selva

Tue, 2015-05-05 19:20

President Barack Obama delivers remarks announcing Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, Jr. as the nominee for Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Gen. Paul J. Selva, far right, as the nominee for Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, in the Rose Garden of the White House, May 5, 2015. National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and Vice President Joe Biden participate.

(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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Building for the Future: A New Federal Guide to Infrastructure Planning and Design

Tue, 2015-05-05 13:36

Today, the White House is convening the nation’s leading thinkers on infrastructure planning and design to highlight how projects like new roads and transit lines can be designed to foster economic opportunity and increase resilience to the impacts of climate change. To help communities seeking to expand their pipelines of well-designed projects, the Administration is also releasing a Federal Guide to Infrastructure Planning and Design.

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It’s Teacher Appreciation Day. Here’s Who I’m Calling:

Tue, 2015-05-05 11:58

For Teacher Appreciation Day, U.S. Chief Data Scientist DJ Patil shares the following story about Mrs. Minneti, his high school physics teacher — and his favorite teacher — and the lasting influence she's had on his life.
Share your own story here, or online using the hashtag #ThankATeacher.

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America's Seed Fund Website - SBIR.GOV - Massive Updates Unveiled On Day One of NSBW

Tue, 2015-05-05 00:00

National Small Business Week, got off to the races yesterday. NSBW is the marquee event of our agency and SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet used Emerge...

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SBA Administrator Launches STEP Program Year 4 Award Season

Tue, 2015-05-05 00:00

On her first anniversary as the SBA Administrator, Maria Contreras-Sweet announced the opening of the State Trade and Export Promotion (STEP) Program application period.  This is the fourth year...

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Step Up Your Marketing Game With Photos

Tue, 2015-05-05 00:00

The old saying “a picture is worth a thousand words” is taking on a whole new meaning.  In a world of constant stimuli – with texts, emails, alerts, and other marketing messages coming at us from...

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Expanding Opportunity Works

Mon, 2015-05-04 11:28

Ed. note: This is cross-posted on The Huffington Post.
Today, I will join President Obama as he travels to Lehman College in the Bronx, NY to speak about the importance of expanding opportunity and to applaud a new private-sector entity -- the My Brother's Keeper Alliance.

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National Small Business Week Begins Today

Mon, 2015-05-04 00:00

Every year since 1963, the President has signed a proclamation declaring National Small Business Week.  Today, at the...

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