After a rocky launch, it seems that the administration has met its self-imposed deadline for improving performance of the HealthCare.gov website.. In addition, the FCC released an app that measures mobile broadband performance for Android users, and NASA is planning to plant a garden on the moon. Be sure to read about this and much more in this week’s Federal News Round Up.
HealthCare.gov Much Improved after Making White House’s Repair Deadline
The Obama administration’s online health insurance marketplace performed solidly last week—the first weekday after a White House deadline for the site to be vastly improved.
FCC Releases Its Own Mobile Performance Testing App
The Federal Communications Commission recently released its eagerly anticipated Speed Test phone app, which will measure mobile broadband performance for Android users.
Marines Demonstrate Real-Time Battlefield Collaboration
Teams of U.S. Marines recently tested a way to improve information flow, employing a user-centric system of mobile devices — including smartphones and tablets — and collaboration software.
Budget Analyst, Christine Fox, Named Deputy Defense Secretary
Last week, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced that he has appointed Christine Fox, a budget specialist, to be acting deputy secretary of defense.
Drone-Delivery Expert on Amazon’s Plans
Following are some insights from a drone-delivery expert on Amazon Prime Air, the company’s plans to use drones to deliver packages to customers.
NASA Hopes to Put a Garden on the Moon
NASA’s Ames Research Center is launching the Lunar Plant Growth Habitat project, which is hoping to put some basil, flowers, and turnips on the moon in late 2015.