Apps & App Development
Participants must use at least one of the agency's eligible datasets, which pertain to physics and chemistry and often used by high school, college and graduate students. One example is the computational chemistry comparison and benchmark database.
DHS's Science and Technology Directorate leader, Reginald Brothers, said ensuring that mobile applications are secure across the federal government is a priority and the project will help do that. Capabilities will be extended to first responders, as well.
Boeing's drone-manufacturing subsidiary Insitu is working on a way to deliver spyware through drones, according to a news report based on leaked internal email messages.
A cross-platform mobile device program deployed through the Navy Marine Corps Intranet network will use Good Technology to secure mobile content and apps on iOS and Android devices
To make it easier for soldiers to access doctrinal publications, the Army is making the information available for download on mobile devices.
The importance of mobile devices is plenty apparent now, but federal agencies should be cautious and make sure they can get value out of building native mobile apps, says the General Services Administration on its DigitalGov blog.
Digital content managers at federal agencies will soon have actionable best practices for making mobile information more accessible to persons with disabilities. The W3C, an international group that sets standards and guidance for accessible technology, as well as evaluation criteria for conformance, will build on a draft document published in February to create an informative technical report on mobile accessibility.
Patrons registered with the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped can download books, magazines and music through the Braille and Audio Reading Download app, which has just been released for devices running Android OS 4.1 or later.
Mobile technology is a critical tool for delivering citizen services at the Homeland Security and Health and Human Services departments, said federal officials.
The government's need to offer mobile apps is obvious – as is the need to test their usability before agencies release them for public use. To make such studies easier and less expensive, the General Services Administration's DigitalGov team suggests a few methods.