FedWire: International malware takedown, the next Mars lander and Alliant five years later


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FBI takes down team behind Blackshades international malware.

Construction begins on next Mars lander.


GSA’s Alliant five years later.

North American countries plan for health emergencies.

White House, Commerce host American investment roundtable.

GAO‘s Yellow Book.

Gap found in U.S. manufacturing-innovation process.


Obama announces new director for White House fellowships.

Energy forms commission to review national labs.

NSF’s nanotech assembly line:

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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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