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OSTP: Agencies Launched 47 Prize Competitions in FY 2015 Under America COMPETES Reauthorization Act

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The White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy has found that federal agencies used the authority under the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2010 to launch 47 prize competitions during fiscal year 2015 in an effort to spur innovation and address complex problems. OSTP said in the August 2016 report that agencies …

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White House Holds Community Policing Discussions With Law Enforcement Agencies

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The White House has started to conduct discussions on community policing best practices with law enforcement agencies since June in collaboration with the Justice Department. Jerry Abramson, deputy assistant to the president and director of intergovernmental affairs, wrote in a blog post published Wednesday the White House has partnered with DOJ’s office …

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White House Marks 2nd Anniversary of US Digital Service

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The White House has unveiled the U.S. Digital Service’s accomplishments over the last two years to commemorate the second anniversary of USDS. President Barack Obama announced the creation of the Digital Service on Aug. 11, 2014 with the goal to help streamline the way individuals and businesses engage with agencies online, the White House …

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Reuters: Obama Administration Seeks to Boost Cyber Command Role on Future Military Conflicts

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The Obama administration seeks to turn the Cyber Command into a unified command equal to military combat branches and separated from the National Security Agency to give the command’s leaders a “larger voice” in proposing the use of cyber tools in future conflicts, Reuters reported Sunday. Warren Strobel writes the White House plans to …

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White House Unveils Public, Private Efforts to Facilitate UAV Airspace Integration

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The White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy has announced several government and industry initiatives that seek to facilitate the integration of unmanned aircraft systems into the National Airspace System. The White House said Tuesday the National Science Foundation will award $35 million in research funds over a five-year period to support research …

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White House Issues Report on Quantum Information Science, Unveils Plan to Facilitate HPC Tech Development

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The White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy has released a report on the opportunities and challenges in quantum information science and a strategic plan on how to facilitate the development of high-performance computing platforms. A White House blog post published Tuesday says the report titled “Advancing Quantum Information Science: …

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