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.
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WASHINGTON, D.C.—The U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation announces the following Science and Space Subcommittee hearing on investing in federal R&D.
Witness Panel 1
- The Honorable John P. Holdren
Director, Office of Science and Technology Policy
Executive Office of the President
- The Honorable Patrick D. Gallagher
Director, National Institute of Standards and Technology
U.S. Department of Commerce
- The Honorable Subra Suresh
Director, National Science Foundation
- Dr. Waleed Abdalati
Chief Scientist, NASA
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.
As part of the Obama Administration’s commitment to promoting the vast economic opportunity of the Internet and protecting individual privacy, the National Science and Technology Council has launched a new Subcommittee on Privacy and Internet Policy. Populated by representatives from more than a dozen Departments, agencies and Federal offices, and co-chaired by the two of us, the subcommittee will develop principles and strategic directions with the goal of fostering consensus in legislative, regulatory, and international Internet policy realms.
In this digital age, a thriving and dynamic economy requires Internet policies that promote innovation domestically and globally while ensuring strong and sensible protections of individuals’ private information and the ability of governments to meet their obligations to protect public safety.
The public policy direction developed by the Subcommittee will be closely synchronized to privacy practices in federal Departments and agencies, resulting in a comprehensive and forward-looking commitment to a common set of Internet policy principles across government. These core principles include facilitating transparency, promoting cooperation, empowering individuals to make informed and intelligent choices, strengthening multi-stakeholder governance models, and building trust in online environments.
At the same time, the Subcommittee will work closely with private stakeholders to identify Internet policy principles that promote innovation and economic expansion, while also protecting the rule of law and individual privacy. Throughout this process, the Subcommittee will endeavor to strike the appropriate balance between the privacy expectations of consumers and the needs of industry, law enforcement and other public-safety governmental entities, and other Internet stakeholders. …
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