Editor’s Pick You may find it hard to believe that the leader of the free world has much time for video games. But the President’s senior advisor, Mark DeLoura, says Barack Obama has taken a personal interest.
The government has recruited a group of technical experts to make sustained improvements to the online health exchange marketplaces.
Santa Clara University is one of the many educational institutions who have developed programs aimed at social entrepreneurs, and last Thursday, 13 social enterprises gave speed pitches to a room of impact investors as part of the Global Social Benefit Incubator (GSBI) Accelerator Showcase.
The President issued a memorandum today to expand the availability of spectrum and bolster America’s leadership in wireless innovation. He mandated that Federal agencies free up a significant portion of wireless spectrum so that it can be used by individuals and businesses.
We the people, baby.
President Obama made a visit to a school in Mooresville, North Carolina today, and announced an ambitious plan to get 99 percent of American students connected to lightning fast Internet within five years.
The White House is justifying domestic spying in the most unimaginative way possible: It’s all about protecting you from terrorism.
Code for America’s founder Jennifer Pahlka will serve as the deputy CTO under Todd Park, and will bring “lean startup” principles to government.
“Today’s news marks the first time a government entity has published law as a living, collaborative document,” Balter said. “We’re excited to see how the Open Data Policy evolves with the input of the community, and we hope this is just the first of many.”
Twitter is losing its legal director Nicole Wong to the White House in the name of privacy. President Obama has tapped her as his newest Chief Privacy Officer.
The Obama administration is rumored to announce Tom Wheeler as its pick for the next head of the Federal Communications Commission this week, according to a Wall Street Journal report that cites unnamed sources familiar with the matter.
The AP Twitter account was breached today. The hackers sent out a bogus tweet about an attack on the White House.
The White House is celebrating its third science fair today where you’ll see new biofuels, robots, and more. All from the kids of America.
Looks like CISPA, which was recently voted through committee, may have to go back to the drawing room floor as the White House threatens to veto it.
The White House just announced a brand new research initiative focused on mapping the human brain, which sadly, does not involve a magic school bus.
Editor’s Pick The Make Unlocking Cell Phones Legal petition has been heard loud and clear in Washington, and the Obama administration is saying yes.
The Obama Administration hosted a hackathon a couple weeks ago to increase access to its online petitioning system, We the People. Here are the results.
At a press conference today, Obama may have proved that, while he can hire a bunch of Star Wars fanboys to help run the country, he himself is not one.
The White House has raised its requirements to make it more difficult to get a response on user-generated petitions today.
As the Obama administration sees it, a ridiculous request deserves an equally ridiculous response.
Over 1,000 people have signed a petition asking the government to stop prosecuting people who use distributed denial of service attacks, and instead recognize it as a form of protest.
A special White House investigation couldn’t find any evidence of Chinese spying through Huawei telecommunications systems, though the U.S. recently warned businesses using the vendor that it “cannot be trusted to be free of foreign state influence.”
Cybercriminals hacked into computers of the White House Military Office, the White House told Politico today. The breach is said to come from attackers in China.
We the people, in order to form a more mobile union, do establish that iPhones, iPads, and Androids are our preferred devices for accessing timely information. Thankfully, the White House has taken notice of our preamble.
Following a number of large botnet attacks on major corporations last year, the Obama administration announced a voluntary, industry-wide plan to combat botnets based on a set of developed principles by the Industry Botnet Group (IBG) and nine other private groups. The White House also revealed its development of a consumer-education campaign intended to teach the public about computer viruses.
President Obama photo: Dave Brenner/Flickr
Cloud services leader Salesforce has hired former U.S. chief information officer Vivek Kundra as its executive vice president of emerging markets, the company announced today.
Updated with response from the pro-SOPA lobby
White House staffers were among those targeted by Chinese hackers that recently tried to break into hundreds of Gmail accounts, according to the Wall Street Journal. The hackers were hoping that senior administration employees would be using their private email accounts for official business.
No, America didn’t suffer a breakdown. But according to a “Startup America” campaign launched by the White House to encourage high-growth entrepreneurship in the U.S., it could use a jump-start of entrepreneurial energy. Multiple tech companies will contribute to the campaign but some of the biggest announcements come from IBM, Intel and Techstars, a startup-incubation program.
Energy and carbon management startup C3 is looking to raise almost $50 million in funding. The company was founded by Thomas Siebel, who sold Siebel Systems to Oracle for $5.9 billion in 2005, and counts Condeleeza Rice among its directors. It’s still in stealth mode, so details on the company and its products are scarce. Earth2tech notes it is entering crowded space — there are already 20 companies, including Hara, in the energy and carbon management space.