11 March 2014: The mPest and VillageTree projects have been in the news on Adam Powell III's Communication Leadership and Policy blog as a result of COSMIC Co-Director Roger Zimmermann in November 2013 participating in the "Forum on Mobile Devices and Public Service," organized by Geoffrey Cowan and Adam Powell III of the Annenberg Retreat at Sunnylands, Santa Monica, in a session on public information and safety, education and health care.