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Office of Science and Tech Policy Unveils Open Gov’t Plan to Promote Innovation

WhiteHouseThe Office of Science and Technology Policy has published a draft roadmap aiming to incorporate open government principles into three key projects in the innovation area.

OSTP’s open government plan includes strategies to promote transparency, encourage public participation and facilitate collaboration during the next two years, according to Monday blog post by Nick Sinai, U.S. deputy chief technology officer and Corinna Zarek, senior adviser for open government.

The office is working with federal agencies to help the public access scientific information from samples of geological drill cores, space rocks, cells, mineral samples, seeds and fossils.

Sinai and Zarek write that OSTP also hosts live online discussions featuring U.S. science and technology experts through the Google+Hangout “We the Geeks” series.

The White House seeks to increase public-private partnership in science, technology, engineering and math education by holding science fairs for students, according to Sinai and Zarek.

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