Tech Roundup: HHS has a new chief technology officer

Federal IT spending is projected to fall; FCC looks at mobile phone safety, and more.

The Federal Communications Commission plans to look into whether mobile phones pose radiation safety issues, . The U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia slamed Megaupload’s request to dismiss criminal charges, cnet News .

Federal News Radio reports that the Department of Health and Human Services has tapped entrepreneur Bryan Sivak as its chief technology officer. According to a Feb. 29 story in Government Technology, the former (and first) chief innovation officer for Maryland kept a poster on the wall of his office with this quote from Southwest Airlines Co-Founder Herb Kelleher: “We have a strategic plan. It’s called doing things.” Sivak fills the vacancy left by Todd Park, who moved to the White House in March to become the U.S. Chief Technology Officer.

In other news:

IT spending is expected to dip 9 percent by 2017, Federal Times reports.

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