Tag Archives: iPhone

There’s An App for Traveling Fed Employees

The General Services Administration has launched a mobile application to help federal employees know lodging, meal and reimbursement rates when they travel. Janet Dobbs, GSA’s deputy associate administrator of Travel, Transportation & Asset Management, announced the launch in an Aug. 5 blog entry. The application allows employees to search rates …

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VA to Open Network for iPads, iPhones

The Department of Veterans Affairs will open its network to access by Apple iPads and iPhones starting in October, GovInfoSecurity.com reports. VA staff are currently limited to using only BlackBerry smart phones, with more than 20,000 employees using BlackBerry devices. VA staff will be able to access encrypted e-mail as …

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Army Giving Soldiers Smartphones Soon

The U.S. Army is winding down a six-week program testing the viability of using touchscreen phones and tablets in combat. According to CNN, Army officials are encouraged by the results and smartphone-equipped soldiers could be sent overseas later this year. “These young soldiers grew up with this technology,” said Michael …

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LexisNexis Launches Mobile App for Government, Law Enforcement Agencies

  LexisNexis Risk Solutions announced today the launch of its Accurint mobile application for the Apple iPhone and iPad. FierceGovernmentIT reports the application connects government and law enforcement agencies to 30 billion public records and investigative tools to verify information in the field. “With government and law officials spending critical …

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VA Approves Use of Mobile Devices for Employees

Starting Oct. 1, the Department of Veterans Affairs is allowing its hospitals and employees to use mobile devices, granted the devices are verified as secure and personal information is encrypted. Currently, the BlackBerry is the only approved device for VA employees, but other phones, such as Apple’s iPhone, are likely …

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GSA Launches Wiki to Push Mobility in Government

The General Services Administration is launching a project to push mobile-technology efforts at federal agencies. The site — the Making Mobile Gov project — is aimed at helping agencies develop mobile strategies and share best practices. The site, launched by GSA’s Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies, will act …

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NASA Launches New iPad Application

NASA has unveiled NASA App HD, a new mobile application for the iPad providing videos, stories and NASA information all in one place. The application is free and a smaller-screen version can also be downloaded for the iPhone and iPod touch. The customizable application contains launch information and countdown clocks, …

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Top iPhone Apps for Government

The success of programs like Apps for Democracy, Federal CIO Vivek Kundra’s contest to develop iPhone Apps for the city of Washington, DC, has proven the usefulness of smart phone apps and crowd-sourcing.  Currently, the federal government is in the process of launching similar programs to increase public engagement and government transparency. Below …

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