Tag Archives: OSTP

White House Calls for Incorporation of Schema Tags Into COVID-19 Webpages

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The White House and federal agencies have teamed up with collaborative community Schema.org to ensure that public health updates and related information on the new coronavirus appear on search engine results. Schema.org, which was founded by Microsoft, Google, Yahoo and other tech companies, created and issued new standard tags for COVID-19 webpages, including disease spread statistics, prevention measures, testing, travel guidance and quarantine rules, the White House said Wednesday.

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Kelvin Droegemeier to Lead National Science Foundation as Acting Director

Kelvin Droegemeier, who leads the White House's Office of Science and Technology Policy, has joined the National Science Foundation to serve as director on an acting basis. He will oversee NSF's daily activities and spearhead research efforts to address the world's challenges, the foundation said Wednesday.

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New Earth Observation Plan Encourages National Collaboration; Lawrence Friedl Quoted

An office within the White House has updated a strategy on Earth observation data with efforts to better collaborate with industry and other sectors, Space News reported Wednesday. The Office of Science and Technology Policy's National Science and Technology Council released the National Plan for Civil Earth Observations on Monday.

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White House Requests Insights on US Research Environment

The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy has issued a request for information to seek insights on how federal agencies can work with industry and academic institutions to maximize the effectiveness and quality of the U.S. research environment.

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