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Twitter from Mars

Who said Twitter had no role in government? The Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) has set up a Twitter account for the Mars Phoenix Lander, which allows the JPL to offer quick updates and answer questions about the interplanetary soil-digging device. More than 18,000 people have tuned into the Mars Lander micro-blogging site.

Posted by Joab Jackson on Jun 09, 2008 at 9:39 AM


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    OPM-GSA merger plan detailed in legislative proposal

    The White House is proposing legislation for a dramatic overhaul of human resources inside government and wants $50 million to execute the plan.

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    GSA plans civilian DEOS counterpart

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    DOD looks to unify software spending for 2020

    Defense Department acquisition head, Ellen Lord, hopes to simplify software buying and improve business systems following the release of the Defense Innovation Board's final software acquisition study.

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