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White House to launch AI push with new workshop series

The White House is planning to hold four public workshops this summer to develop plans and spur dialog about the federal government's use of artificial intelligence technologies.

White House formally proposes $3.1B IT Modernization Fund to Congress

Unimpeded by a recent budget markup that cut the Obama administration's proposed $3.1 billion IT Modernization Fund, or ITMF, the White House officially filed legislation to establish the fund on Friday.

White House puts the kibosh on encryption bill

A draft bill pending in the Senate would require device manufacturers to include encryption workarounds in their products for law enforcement access, but the White House declined to provide public support for the bill, Reuters reported on Thursday, citing unnamed sources.

Obama works to upgrade White House tech

As President Obama prepares to leave office, one of the legacies he plans to leave is an information technology overhaul at the White House.

Spotlight: White House rolls out digital resources to accompany SCOTUS announcement

President Obama will announce his nominee to the Supreme Court on Wednesday and the White House unveiled this morning a variety of digital resources to support the news.

White House directs agencies to launch acquisition labs to foster innovation

The White House announced an initiative on Wednesday to speed up establishment of new Acquisition Innovation Labs for federal agencies. The new labs will provide a clearer pathway for agency acquisitions, particularly for IT investments.

Spotlight: 8 cities join in White House Opportunity Project

With a  new open data initiative called the Opportunity Project, t he Obama administration hopes to help communities use open data to drive community services around housing, job access, education and transportation, repored  FierceGovernmentIT. 

White House Opportunity Project hopes open data will yield economic mobility

The Obama administration launched a new open data initiative called the Opportunity Project at a White House event this afternoon. During the event, officials highlighted new efforts to help communities use open data to drive community services around housing, job access, education and transportation.

White House launches new commitments under Precision Medicine Initiative

The Obama administration today unveiled a series of next steps in its Precision Medicine Initiative, which aims to study the health records and DNA of 1 million volunteers.

Spotlight: President points to cybersecurity as national security concern, legacy systems as a drain on federal IT

Obama said keeping America safe isn't just about bolstering security on the ground, in the air or at sea – "it also requires us to bolster security online."