FedWire: Snowlar vortex, bionic limbs, and comet chasing

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

The federal government is closed today, thanks to the newly coined snowlar vortex.

D.C. has released a hypothermia watch. If you see someone in need, please call 1-800-535-7252 or 311.

Now, onto the fun stuff:


The Rosetta spacecraft woke up after almost 1,000 days of hibernation in space; its mission is to chase a comet.

DARPA’s bionic arm is wowing crowds and can even play the piano.

DOT Secretary Anthony Foxx speaks on Martin Luther King, Jr.

CMS makes a push for more technology in hospitals.

How open data can shift power.


Why curating social media is important.

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