FedWire: Obama’s Tumblr Q&A, Facebook verifies fed pages and NASA explores the ocean


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Ask Obama education questions on Tumblr.

Facebook begins verifying federal government pages.


NASA heads to the bottom of the ocean.

Researchers to showcase cyber-physical systems.

Combat technology adapted to fight fires.

DOD deputy defense secretary officially takes position.

Seth Green talks NASA spinoffs:

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