Prizes to Spur Innovation and Technology Breakthroughs

Wed, 09 Apr 2014 14:00:00 GMT


  • Christopher Frangione, Vice President of Prize Development, XPRIZE
  • Donnie Wilson, Founder and CEO, Elastec American Marine
  • Narinder Singh, Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer, Appirio and President, TopCoder
  • Dr. Sharon Moe, President, American Society of Nephrology
  • House Science, Space, and Technology Committee
    Research and Technology Subcommittee 2318 Rayburn
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The Fiscal Year 2015 EPA Budget

Wed, 02 Apr 2014 14:00:00 GMT

  • House Energy and Commerce Committee
    Energy and Power Subcommittee Environment and the Economy Subcommittee 2123 Rayburn
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National Science Foundation Budget

Thu, 27 Mar 2014 14:00:00 GMT


  • Dr. Cora Marrett, Acting Director National Science Foundation
  • House Appropriations Committee
    Commerce, Justice, and Science Subcommittee H-309 Capitol
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Environment Protection Agency Budget

Thu, 27 Mar 2014 13:30:00 GMT


Gina McCarthy EPA Administrator

  • House Appropriations Committee
    Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Subcommittee 2359 Rayburn
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A Review of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Budget for Fiscal Year 2015

Thu, 27 Mar 2014 13:00:00 GMT


  • Charles F. Bolden, Jr., Administrator, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

A Review of the President’s Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Request for Science Agencies

Wed, 26 Mar 2014 14:00:00 GMT

On Wednesday, March 26, 2014, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology will hold a hearing to review President Obama’s proposed fiscal year 2015 (FY15) budget request for programs and science agencies under the Committee’s jurisdiction.

Dr. John P. Holdren, Assistant to the President for Science and Technology and Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), will review the proposed budget in the context of the President’s overall priorities in science, space, and technology and will describe how the Administration determined priorities for funding across scientific disciplines and agencies.


  • John Holdren, Director, Office of Science and Technology Policy, Executive Office of the President

The following web links are highlights of the President’s FY 2015 budget request:

The following web links provides highlights U.S. Global Change Research Program, clean energy programs, and climate change initiatives in the President’s FY 2015 budget request:

The following web link provides highlights of the Administration’s STEM education programs in the President’s FY 2015 budget request:

The following web link provides highlights of the Administration’s proposals for investing in American Innovation in the President’s FY 2015 budget request:

Data-Driven Efforts To Boost Climate Change Preparedness and Resilience

Wed, 19 Mar 2014 21:00:00 GMT

On Wednesday, March 19, the White House, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) will host an event highlighting the Administration’s commitment to empower America’s communities with the information they need to prepare for the impacts of climate change. The event will include new announcements from Federal agencies, businesses, researchers, academia, and others to deploy data-driven technologies and leverage freely available open government data to build products and services that strengthen our Nation’s ability to prepare for the effects of climate change today and in the future.

The Obama Administration recognizes that even as we act to curb the carbon pollution that is driving climate change, we must also improve our ability to prepare for climate impacts that are already occurring across the country. The insights gathered from scientific data are essential to help communities and businesses better understand and manage the risks associated with climate change. The cutting-edge technologies built by American innovators and businesses must be harnessed in order to unleash the insights of science in ways that directly benefit communities on the front lines of climate change.

Over the past few years, the Obama Administration has launched a series of Open Data Initiatives, which have released troves of valuable data that were previously hard to access in areas such as energy, health, education, public safety, and global development. These data are being used by innovators, businesses, researchers, and the public to create new services and applications that benefit Americans.

  • John Podesta, Counselor to the President
  • Dr. John P. Holdren, Assistant to the President for Science and Technology and Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
  • Mike Boots, Acting Chair of the White House Council on Environmental Quality
  • Dr. Kathryn D. Sullivan, NOAA Administrator and Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere
  • Dr. Ellen Stofan, NASA Chief Scientist
  • Jack Dangermond, CEO of Esri
  • Rebecca Moore, Founder of Google Earth Engine
  • Rachel Kyte, World Bank Group Vice President & Special Envoy for Climate Change
  • Joel Dunn, Executive Director, Chesapeake Conservancy
  • Denice Ross, Director of Enterprise Information, City of New Orleans
  • Stephen Harper, Global Director, Environment and Energy Policy, Intel Corporation

The event will also feature remarks, presentations, and demonstrations of data-driven tools by private-sector technology companies, communities, scientists, and other climate experts.

MEDIA REGISTRATION: This event is OPEN PRESS. Media wishing to cover this event must RSVP. Press holding White House hard passes must send their name, media outlet, phone, and email, to, by Wednesday, March 19, at 12:00PM ET, with the subject line “CLIMATE.” Press not holding White House hard passes must include their full legal name, date of birth, Social Security number, gender, country of citizenship, and current city and state of residence. All press will enter the White House at the Northwest Gate.

Science of Capture and Storage: Understanding EPA’s Carbon Rules

Fri, 14 Mar 2014 14:00:00 GMT


Panel 1:
  • Robert G. Hilton, Vice President, Power Technologies for Government Affairs, Alstom Power Inc.
  • Robert C. Trautz, Senior Project Manager, Electric Power Research Institute
  • Scott Miller, General Manger and CEO, City Utilities of Springfield Missouri, American Public Power Association
  • David Hawkins, Director of Climate Change Programs, Natural Resources Defense Council
Panel 2:
  • Janet McCabe, Acting Assistant Administrator, Office of Air and Radiation, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • House Science, Space, and Technology Committee
    Energy Subcommittee Environment Subcommittee 2318 Rayburn
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Keystone XL and the National Interest Determination

Thu, 13 Mar 2014 15:15:00 GMT

Karen Alderman Harbert President and CEO Institute for 21st Century Energy U.S. Chamber of Commerce Washington, DC

Dr. James Hansen Director of the Program on Climate Science, Awareness and Solutions Adjunct Professor Columbia University Earth Institute New York, NY

Michael Brune Executive Director Sierra Club San Francisco, CA

General, USMC, (Ret.) James L. Jones President Jones Group International Washington, DC

Superstorm Sandy Recovery: Ensuring Strong Coordination among Federal, State, and Local Stakeholders

Wed, 12 Mar 2014 14:00:00 GMT

The witness will be The Honorable Shaun Donovan, Secretary, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Additional witnesses may be announced at a later date.

  • Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee
    Housing, Transportation, and Community Development Subcommittee 538 Dirksen
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