Federal digital managers have verified more than 7,300 government accounts on third-party Web, social media and mobile platforms through the General Services Administration‘s U.S. Digital Registry, GSA official Jacob Purcell wrote in a blog article published Monday.
Purcell, manager of mobile programs at GSA, said the repository is designed to help agencies authenticate sources of government information that people can access with their smartphone or tablets.
“The U.S. Digital Registry offers an opportunity for federal agencies to show they are leveraging cutting-edge mobile technologies to engage their audiences anytime, anywhere,” he added.
He noted that mobile registrations in the repository feed an application programming interface for the development of widgets that support digital government accounts.
GSA launched the digital registry last month and has received suggestions and positive feedback from many public and private organizations, according to Purcell.