Let’s Learn from the Leader…

undisputed fact, USA is the world’s Technology Leader.

Don’t Know how many china, India, Israel, Singapore, Ireland and London coming together will change this equation.

Few things thought many emerging tech centric governments like India should take leaf from the Leader of Tech, USA

Let us see what are the recent initiatives taken by US govt to promote public private partnership, cyber security, global collaboration, innovation promotion, etc


February 13, 2015

Stanford University

“(S)ince this is a challenge that we can only meet together, I’m announcing that next month we’ll convene a White House summit on cybersecurity and consumer protection. It’s a White House summit where we’re not going to do it at the White House; we’re going to go to Stanford University. And it’s going to bring everybody together — industry, tech companies, law enforcement, consumer and privacy advocates, law professors who are specialists in the field, as well as students — to make sure that we work through these issues in a public, transparent fashion.”

— American President Obama, January 13, 2015


1) Cybersecurity Information Sharing

The government and the private sector must work together to protect against today’s fast moving and far reaching cyber threats. Panelists will discuss how new models to help share more information on threats and cybersecurity analysis – including regional and threat-based partnerships – can help better secure our networks. They will also discuss challenges to and opportunities for expanded information sharing, and how we can share cyber threat information without compromising our commitment to privacy and civil liberties.

Moderator: Michael Daniel, National Security Council


  • Michael Brown, CEO, Symantec
  • John Ikard, CEO, FirstBank
  • Jennifer Granick, Stanford University, Director Civil Liberties
  • Matt Olsen, Former Director, National Counterterrorism Center
  • Alejandro Mayorkas, Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

2) International Law Enforcement Cooperation

To respond to today’s increasingly transnational cyber threats, law enforcement must work quickly and effectively with partners in other countries, with multinational organizations, and with private sector allies around the world. Countries have had great successes in recent years built on bringing together diverse teams of responders, but we also face significant challenges. Panelists will discuss how best to enhance multinational law enforcement cooperation, and how we can more effectively leverage increased international collaboration when responding to cyber threats.

Moderator: Assistant Attorney General Leslie Caldwell


  • Joseph Demarest, Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Ed Lowery, U.S. Secret Service
  • Kevin Mandia, Former CEO, Mandiant; Senior VP and COO, FireEye
  • Jamie Saunders, Director National Cyber Crime Unit, United Kingdom National Crime Agency
  • Bilal Sen, United Nations Office of Drug and Crime


About OSTP

Congress established the Office of Science and Technology Policy in 1976 with a broad mandate to advise the President and others within the Executive Office of the President on the effects of science and technology on domestic and international affairs. The 1976 Act also authorizes OSTP to lead interagency efforts to develop and implement sound science and technology policies and budgets, and to work with the private sector, state and local governments, the science and higher education communities, and other nations toward this end.

OSTP’s Mission

The mission of the Office of Science and Technology Policy is threefold; first, to provide the President and his senior staff with accurate, relevant, and timely scientific and technical advice on all matters of consequence; second, to ensure that the policies of the Executive Branch are informed by sound science; and third, to ensure that the scientific and technical work of the Executive Branch is properly coordinated so as to provide the greatest benefit to society.

OSTP Divisions

Scientific and technological advances are playing ever-growing roles in American life, helping grow our economy, improve our competitiveness, allow Americans to lead longer and healthier lives, address key energy and climate challenges, and protect ourselves from natural and manmade threats. The work of the Office of Science and Technology Policy touches upon all these areas and many others. The office helps drive science and technology policymaking. And it helps spur U.S. innovation and ingenuity by crafting practical policies aimed at strengthening America’s scientific and technology enterprise.

Broadly speaking, OSTP’s work can be thought of as falling into four main topic areas:


The Obama administration and the Office of Science and Technology Policy are committed to restoring science to its rightful place in America as a tool for crafting smart policies that will strengthen the nation. Learn more…

Technology & Innovation

In the face of unprecedented challenges, technological advances can provide a powerful engine for advancing economic growth and new opportunity. Learn more…

Environment & Energy

Of all the challenges we face as a nation and as a planet, none is as pressing as the three-pronged challenge of climate change, sustainable development and the need to foster new and cleaner sources of energy. Learn more…

National Security & International Affairs

New developments in science and technology (S&T) play a key role in predicting and addressing threats to our national and economic security and in meeting transnational priorities that improve the quality of life and global security. Learn more…


Working with International Partners

OSTP launched the International Affairs Initiative to lead the Administration’s engagement with potential international partners in key areas related to science and technology policy, research, and development. International science and technology partnerships are critical to addressing current and emerging global issues such as transnational terrorism, climate change, armed conflict, pandemic disease, space exploration, and cyberspace security. OSTP has achieved a number of significant international accomplishments over the past six years, including strengthening partnerships with emerging economies, addressing trade policies that hinder US companies, advocating for appropriate funding levels for international programs that carry out Presidential priorities, and addressing problematic legal issues in science and technology agreements.

Growing a High Technology region: Silicon Valley and the role of Stanford university

Startup America !



Startup America is a White House initiative that was launched to celebrate, inspire, and accelerate high-growth entrepreneurship throughout the nation.

“Entrepreneurs embody the promise of America: the idea that if you have a good idea and are willing to work hard and see it through, you can succeed in this country. And in fulfilling this promise, entrepreneurs also play a critical role in expanding our economy and creating jobs.”


Startups are engines of job creation. Entrepreneurs intent on growing their businesses create the majority of new jobs, in every part of the country and in every industry. And it is entrepreneurs in clean energy, medicine, advanced manufacturing, information technology, and other innovative fields who will build the new industries of the 21st century, and solve some of our toughest global challenges.

In January 2011, President Obama called on both the federal government and the private sector to dramatically increase the prevalence and success of entrepreneurs across the country.

Since launch, the Obama Administration rolled out a set of entrepreneur-focused policy initiatives in five areas:

  1. Unlocking access to capital to fuel startup growth
  2. Connecting mentors and education to entrepreneurs
  3. Reducing barriers and making government work for entrepreneurs
  4. Accelerating innovation from “lab to market” for breakthrough technologies
  5. Unleashing market opportunities in industries like healthcare, clean energy, and education


Leaders in the private sector launched the Startup America Partnership, an independent alliance of entrepreneurs, corporations, universities, foundations, and other leaders joining together to fuel innovative, high-growth U.S. startups. The Startup America Partnership is now operating around the world as UP Global, which has committed to support and train 500,000 entrepreneurs in 1,000 cities over the next three years.

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