ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (Feb. 22, 2010) -- The Army's official science and technology blog released a free iPhone application Feb. 19. The application puts Army technology news, social media and job postings in one location.

The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command hopes to advance the conversation about Army technologies, inform the public about Army initiatives and showcase the work the Army technology team does to make Soldiers strong and America safe.

"This is a good match for people interested in science and technology," said Joseph Ferrare, RDECOM spokesperson. "As we see emerging communications venues, there's an opportunity to tell the Army story. Our goal is to showcase the exiting new technologies our Army scientists and engineers are developing."

The application is a mash-up of syndicated news feeds from various sources. Officials said future versions will include more news sources.

The app downloads current news features after it launches. Included are entries to the Army Technology Live blog, the official RDECOM homepage, job listings, Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, YouTube and more.

"The jobs are current postings of what positions are announced through USAJobs for RDECOM," Ferrare said. "If you see a job that interests you, click on the "View in Browser" option to see that complete announcement online."

The application is available for free at the iTunes Store. Search Army Technology Live in iTunes, or click here (Note: link opens in iTunes).

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