Today, President Obama took a critical step to institutionalize gender equality efforts by signing a Presidential Memorandum to strengthen and expand U.S. government capacity and coordination across all agencies to better promote gender equality and empower women and girls. In the Memorandum, President Obama reaffirmed that “promoting gender equality and advancing the status of all women and girls around the world remains one of the greatest unmet challenges of our time, and one that is vital to achieving our overall foreign policy objectives.”
In honor of National Mentoring Month, last Friday the U.S. Departments of Transportation, Education, Labor, Agriculture, and Energy, the Office of Personnel Management, the National Science Foundation, and the Corporation for National and Community Service jointly hosted a day-long interagency mentoring open house at Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) headquarters in Washington, DC.
Editor's note: This article was originally published on the Small Business Administration's website.
Women-owned small businesses will have greater access to federal contracting opportunities as a result of changes included in the National Defense Authorization Act of 2013 (NDAA) to the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Women-Owned Small Business Federal Contract Program.
Editor's Note: This article was originally posted on the Small Business Administration's website.
The U.S. Small Business Administration, in conjunction with the White House’s Presidential Innovation Fellows, today launched a “beta” (pilot) version of RFP-EZ, a new online marketplace that streamlines the government contracting process, making it simpler for small businesses to find and bid on low-dollar contracts from federal agencies.
Americans in all 50 states can honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., though living out his values of service, care for your neighbor, and social justice. This is a way, as many have said, to “celebrate the man whose dream celebrates us all”. Continuing a tradition he started at his first inauguration in 2009, President Obama is calling on Americans to participate in the National Day of Service on Saturday, January 19th, 2013.
In honor of National Mentoring Month and the 57th Presidential Inauguration, the Departments of Energy, Transportation, Labor, Education, National Science Foundation, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Personnel Management, and Corporation for National and Community Service invite you to the STEM and Mentoring Open House.
Are you an undergradutate student interested in a career in nuclear or radiochemistry? From now until February 1, 2013, applications are open for the Nuclear and Radiochemistry Summer School Program, which places curious and highly motivated students with strong science backgrounds in a six-week course in California or New York. If selected, you can receive an all-expense paid opportunity to study nuclear and radiochemistry, earning credit hours along the way from either San Jose State University or SUNY-Stony Brook. Selected students also receive a stipend of $4,000.