Tag Archive | Aneesh Chopra

White House Jobs Bill Could Take Crowdfunding to Next Level

By Alex Howard, The Atlantic, Sept 9, 2011

There have now been more than 10,000 Kickstarter projects funded, with more than $75 million dollars pledged and a 44% success rate. This lightweight model for “crowdfunding” has caught the attention of the White House, which specifically highlighted how entrepreneurs are using Kickstarter to access capital — and how President Obama’s new “American Jobs Act” could extend that access to more high-growth companies. …

For full text of the article, visit White House Jobs Bill Could Take Crowdfunding to Next Level – Alex Howard – Technology – The Atlantic.

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Open Government and the National Plan | The White House

….the United States will produce a plan that builds on existing initiatives and practices. The plan will be released when the Open Government Partnership is formally launched on the margins of the U.N. General Assembly in New York City in September.

As part of the Open Government Initiative, we have benefited from knowledgeable and constructive input from external stakeholders with strong commitments to the principles of open government. The list is long and continues to grow.

We have initiated consultations about the Open Government Plan, beginning with a number of meetings with key external stakeholders, and our consultation is now moving to a new phase in which we seek ideas through this platform, in response to specific questions that we raise through a series of blog posts. We will have a final meeting with stakeholders as we finalize our plan.

Today, we are asking for your thoughts on ideas related to two of the key challenges – improving public services and increasing public integrity:

  • How can regulations.gov, one of the primary mechanisms for government transparency and public participation, be made more useful to the public rulemaking process? OMB is beginning the process of reviewing and potentially updating its Federal Web Policy.
  • What policy updates should be included in this revision to make Federal websites more user-friendly and pertinent to the needs of the public? How can we build on the success of Data.Gov and encourage the use of democratized data to build new consumer-oriented products and services?

Please think about these questions and send your thoughts to opengov@ostp.gov. We will post a summary of your submissions online in the future. Your ideas will be carefully considered as we produce our National Plan and continue to engage with you over the next month in future posts on this blog. Aneesh Chopra is the U.S. Chief Technology Officer and Cass Sunstein is the Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs

For full text of the article, visit Open Government and the National Plan | The White House.

White House: An Invitation to Our Latest Open Innovation Ecosystem: Energy.Data.Gov

Posted by Aneesh Chopra, Office of Science and Technology Policy, June 30, 2011

Today we launched Energy.Data.Gov, the latest installment of our growing family of Data.gov communities to deepen our engagement with stakeholders interested in the analytics to measure our Nation’s energy performance. As with our previous open government communities, in health and law, this platform aggregates tools, high-value datasets, and applications to shed light on energy use. It includes 216 free datasets and tools have been gathered from agencies across the Federal government with the goal of empowering all Americans to understand energy issues, including energy consumption within the Federal government.

For full text of the article, visit An Invitation to Our Latest Open Innovation Ecosystem: Energy.Data.Gov | The White House.

The Apps Challenge Workshop

The General Service Administration invites the Federal prize and challenge community to join us for an upcoming free training.

The Apps Challenge Workshop
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
8:45 AM-12:00 PM ET
GSA – One Constitution Square
1275 First St NE, Washington, DC

In his Strategy for American Innovation, President Obama called on agencies to increase the use of tools such as prizes and challenges to solve tough problems.  In March 2010, the White House Office of Management and Budget issued a memorandum to all agency heads providing a policy and legal framework to guide agencies in using prizes to stimulate innovation to advance their core missions.

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Senate Budget Committee Hearing on Data Driven Performance

 

TASK FORCE ON GOVERNMENT PERFORMANCE HEARING
Thursday, December 10, 2009 at 10:00 AM, Dirksen Senate Office Building Room 608

Data-Driven Performance: Using Technology to Deliver Results

Witness List:

Panel 1:

  • The Honorable Aneesh Chopra — Assistant to the President and Chief Technology Officer, Associate Director for Technology, Office of Science and Technology Policy
  • Mr. Vivek Kundra — Federal Chief Information Officer, Administrator for Electronic Government and Information Technology, Office of Management and Budget

Panel 2:

  • The Honorable Roger W. Baker — Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology and Chief Information Officer, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Mr. Brad Douglas — Commissioner, Department of Administrative Services, State of Georgia

For testimony and live broadcast, visit:

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