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White House launches senior leadership development program

The White House Tuesday announced its inaugural cohort of a development program aiming to boost the skills of senior federal workers.

GSA highlights role of challenges in driving innovation, launches mentor program

Agencies should interpret an innovation strategy issued by the White House last week as a continued endorsement of the use of federal competitions, said Kelly Olson, senior innovation advisor and director of Challenge.gov.

GSA, OMB announce plans to create central shared services governing bodies

The General Services Administration and Office of Management and Budget announced last week their plan to implement a governmentwide shared services management and oversight operating model.

Cloud is making the dream of big data, analytics a reality, say federal IT security officials

"The information has always been there, but it's always been a matter of, how do you store it?" asked Steve Pugh, presidential response officer at the White House Communications Agency.

White House releases data sets, digital tools to educate students on college's financial impact

The Obama administration unveiled Sept. 12, an updated college assessment online tool, which is designed to help students and their families better plan for college and its associated costs via open access data sets.

White House announces new efforts to combat climate change for Alaskan communities

On the final day of his three-day tour in Alaska, President Obama announced Sept. 2 a number of new actions and several million dollars in new investments to fight climate change that he said is having a greater impact on the state than in the continental United States.

White House seeks feedback on Precision Medicine Initiative

As it prepares to move to the next phase of the Precision Medicine Initiative, the White House is seeking feedback from the public.

DJ Patil says US is progressing toward a data-driven government

Through recent progress on three data initiatives, the United States is making progress to become a truly "data-driven government," said U.S. Chief Data Scientist DJ Patil. In an Aug. 19 post to the blog Medium, Patil reflected on half a year on the job.

Presidential advisors recommend 8 new focus areas for IT research and development

In an Aug. 7 report to the White House, the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, or PCAST, recommended the federal government overhaul the way it categorizes information technology research and development spending.

Federal contractors ask White House to slow stream of executive orders

The federal contracting community wants the Obama administration to halt the flow of executive orders focused on reforming the industry after a draft executive order that would mandate federal contractors to give employees paid sick leave was leaked.