Washington, DC - As a part of the Obama Administration’s effort to cut energy waste in America’s buildings, today the Energy Department launched the Better Buildings Zero Energy Schools Accelerator. Six school districts, two states and several national organizations are working collaboratively to develop zero energy design that is cost-competitive to conventional construction in the education sector and in local communities across the nation.  A Zero Energy Building is an energy-efficient building, where on a source energy basis, the actual delivered energy is less than or equal to the onsite renewable exported energy.

Washington, DC - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini signed a U.S.-EU Acquisition and Cross-Servicing Agreement (ACSA) today.

Washington, DC - President Obama will meet with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Honolulu, Hawaii, on December 27, 2016.  The meeting will be an opportunity for the two leaders to review our joint efforts over the past four years to strengthen the U.S.-Japan alliance, including our close cooperation on a number of security, economic, and global challenges. 

Washington, DC - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will participate in a conversation at the Brookings Institution's 2016 Saban Forum at 1:00p.m. on December 4, 2016, at the Willard Hotel in Washington, D.C. The discussion will be moderated by Jeffrey Goldberg, Editor in Chief at The Atlantic.

Chicago, Illinois - University of Chicago scientists supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) are collaborating with researchers at the Argonne National Laboratory to build out a wide-ranging urban sensing project in Chicago known as the Array of Things (AoT).

Washington, DC - In this week's address, President Obama highlighted the 21st Century Cures Act, a bill in Congress that could help us find a cure for Alzheimer's, end cancer as we know it, and help those who are seeking treatment for opioid addiction. This week, the House passed the bill overwhelmingly with bipartisan support – and the President called on the Senate to do the same when they vote in a few days. Because that's what this is all about: coming to a compromise based on the belief that we should seize every chance we have to find cures as soon as possible.