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The U.S. Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has published the first “roadmap” for the next 20 years of research needed to establish seamless, broadband public safety communications networks across the United States. The new roadmap, the first of a planned series on relevant technologies, focuses on location-based services to improve situational awareness for police, firefighters, emergency medical services and other first responders.
Last week, the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) and its National Academy of Medicine (NAM) announced that they will convene an international meeting this fall at which researchers, ethicists, and other experts will discuss the implications of human germline gene-editing technologies in both research and clinical applications.
In this series of blogs, we are learning about what’s happening at Small Business Innovation (SBIR) programs at several different agencies. Now, it’s NASA’s turn. Every SBIR program has a strong...Read More
One thing that bugs me about the world of entrepreneurship is how often people who ought to know better propagate these three very common and potentially dangerous myths. They come up constantly...Read More
This afternoon, First Lady Michelle Obama addressed the Class of 2015 at Oberlin College in Ohio.
First Lady Michelle Obama is presented an honor sash during Oberlin College commencement ceremony in Oberlin, Ohio May 25, 2015.
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This Memorial Day morning, President Obama traveled to Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia to pay solemn tribute to the men and women of our armed forces who have made the ultimate sacrifice.
President Barack Obama participates in a Memorial Day wreath laying at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., May 25, 2015.
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President Barack Obama tapes the Weekly Address in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, May 22, 2015.
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This week was National Police Week, and the President honored fallen officers at the National Peace Officers Memorial Service; celebrated the reform efforts of police officers in Camden, New Jersey; signed the National Blue Alert Act to help protect police officers; and congratulated the graduates at the 134th Commencement of the Coast Guard Academy in Connecticut. POTUS also sent his first tweet. That's May 15 to May 21 or, "@POTUS!"
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Secretary Pritzker recently traveled to Miami to highlight the importance of trade throughout the Western Hemisphere and underscore the Obama Administration’s commitment to deepening economic and commercial relations throughout the region. As part of this continued engagement, Secretary Pritzker announced that she will travel to Colombia and Brazil in June, making her first trip to South America since joining the Commerce Department.
Over the past few months, hundreds of thousands of Americans have signed petitions on our We the People petitions platform related to community policing, in the wake of the police-involved deaths of Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Freddie Gray, and others. This week, we invited these petition signers to join a White House call about improving community-police relations.
Yesterday's conversation participants included:
Roy Austin, Deputy Assistant to the President for Urban Affairs, Justice, and OpportunityRead More