Washington, DC - From March 2-11, 2016, Senior Advisor to the Secretary of State Ambassador David H. Thorne will lead the State Department’s “American Innovation Roadshow” to Indonesia, Vietnam, and the Philippines. This Roadshow is one of the first activities under U.S.-ASEAN Connect and the first in a series of Roadshows across Asia. Ambassador

Washington, DC - Secretary of State John Kerry: "Well, Mr. Chairman, thank you very much. Ranking Member Engel, all the members of the committee, I’m privileged to be here to have a chance to present the 2017 budget and to answer your questions. And obviously I know most of them will be sort of more with respect to policy, et cetera. But I will try to be very rapid in this opening.

Washington, DC - National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice met today with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi at the White House. Ambassador Rice and Foreign Minister Wang affirmed their commitment to expanding practical bilateral cooperation while also addressing and, where possible, narrowing differences. 

Millington, Tennessee - From Phoenix to Baton Rouge, America's Navy will come home to 15 cities across the country in 2016 as part of the Navy Week program.

Washington, DC - The U.S. Department of Energy today announced the launch of its Energy Materials Network (EMN), a new National Laboratory-led initiative that will give American entrepreneurs and manufacturers a leg up in the global race for clean energy. Leveraging $40 million in federal funding in its first year, EMN will focus on tackling one of the major barriers to widespread commercialization of clean energy technologies: the design, testing, and production of advanced materials.

Washington, DC - Hyperspectral images allow humans to see what otherwise might be invisible. Unlike ordinary cameras, which record information in each of three broad color bands – red, green, and blue – hyperspectral imagers provide a full spectrum for each pixel in an image, recording data in dozens or hundreds of different narrow wavelength bands. Some cover the full reflected solar range, from 350 nanometers (nm, billionths of a meter) in the near ultraviolet to 2500 nm in the short-wave infrared.