FedWire: NASA web-connected telescopes, facial recognition talks and virtual Army training

2013_04_fedwire2001FedWire is FedScoop’s afternoon roundup of news and notes from the federal IT community. Send your links and videos to

NASA gets web-connected telescopes.

NTIA talks facial recognition.

Virtual training for Army combat construction.


Secretary Hagel backs tough DOD budget.

HHS funds two new innovative health care initiatives.

FDA targets illegal online pharmacies.

Better Buildings initiative saves $730 million.

FTC against innovation-stinting patent demand letters.




Billy Mitchell

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Billy Mitchell is Senior Vice President and Executive Editor of Scoop News Group's editorial brands. He oversees operations, strategy and growth of SNG's award-winning tech publications, FedScoop, StateScoop, CyberScoop, EdScoop and DefenseScoop. After earning his degree at Virginia Tech and winning the school's Excellence in Print Journalism award, Billy received his master's degree from New York University in magazine writing.

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