Agency mobility efforts would benefit from shared models and templates that are approved and endorsed by the federal chief information officer and CIO council, according to a whitepaper (pdf) published by the MITRE Corporation and the Advanced Technology Academic Research Center.
A new mobile application will help Peace Corps volunteers keep medical supplies stocked and establish a more efficient resupply process for overseas medical staff. It was challenging for volunteers working in remote locations to request medical supplies and overseas medical staff were spending up to eight hours a week responding to requests via email, phone and text.
Two agencies – the Energy Department and the Defense Finance and Accounting Service, or DFAS – recently presented a webinar showcasing their efforts in implementing a responsive web design and the difficulties they faced.
The State Department unveiled to its workforce Oct. 3 a mobile version of Corridor, the department's internal networking and microblogging tool. The move to help foreign affairs professionals better connect and collaborate via mobile is the latest step in what Eric Nelson, director of the State Department's office of eDiplomacy, describes as a march toward greater access to the department's information assets from mobile devices.
The Air Force plans to launch two operational satellites and one experimental one July 23 that could create a "space neighborhood watch capability," according to a press release.
Nearly a quarter of states are not actively conducting outreach or education related to the implementation of the First Responder Network Authority, the program tasked with the development of a nationwide high-speed wireless broadband network for first responders.
Emergency service agencies nationwide are benefitting from its public safety broadband demonstration network because the use of proprietary systems and non-contiguous spectrum assignments have thus far prevented the standardization of nationwide public safety communications, said NIST.
Mobile is a core part of the Federal Communications Commission's mission, and now it's also a focus for its IT shop. With 40 percent of the agency's IT systems more than 10 years old, FCC Chief Information Officer David Bray is taking a targeted look at legacy sprawl.
Application programming interfaces aren't the only the thing agencies should be focused on with mobility efforts, but they should be a core part of the approach, says Pamela Wise-Martinez, senior strategic enterprise architect at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.
Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker made her debut on Instagram Jan. 31, becoming the first cabinet official to have an account on the social media platform. The secretary's participation on the social platform is part of the department's efforts to increase digital engagement with consumers and businesses.