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Increasing the Reach of Census Bureau Data

Fri, 2014-12-19 13:10

Guest blog post by Raul Cisneros, director, Center for New
Media and Promotion and Rebecca Blash, chief, Center for Enterprise Dissemination Services and Consumer
Innovation (CEDSCI), U.S. Census Bureau

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Dan Pfeiffer Joins Medium: "Breaking Down the 'Worst' Year in Washington"

Fri, 2014-12-19 11:34

Today, Senior Advisor Dan Pfeiffer joined the new publishing platform Medium -- authoring a post that reflects on the incredible amount of progress made in 2014 despite some claims that the President had "the worst year in Washington." Moving forward, he will continue to post important highlights, insights, and reflections on the President's agenda.
(For more posts from across the Administration, be sure to also follow President Obama and the White House on Medium, as well.)

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The Faces of Health Care: Peter M.

Fri, 2014-12-19 10:35

"...I've felt strong enough to liberate some of my extra savings that I'd been holding onto for healthcare emergencies, so I'm now able to help more with my son's college expenses ... My guess is that there are many more Americans whose new health insurance is already allowing them to contribute more fully to the economy and their communities."

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

Fri, 2014-12-19 00:00

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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This Holiday, SBA Celebrates the Brands We Helped Build

Fri, 2014-12-19 00:00

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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President Obama Creates the Task Force on 21st Century Policing

Thu, 2014-12-18 17:28

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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"

Thu, 2014-12-18 15:52

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

Thu, 2014-12-18 13:50

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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

Thu, 2014-12-18 13:34

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

Thu, 2014-12-18 12:14

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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