Veterans Affairs officials want veterans to be able to access their services on mobile devices. They also want to boost employee productivity with mobility. But developing business-grade apps is no simple matter. Kathy Frisbee, co-director of Connected Health in VA’s Office of Informatics and Analytics, has developed a rigorous app methodology that any agency could use. She joined Tom Temin and Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive to discuss the first fleet of apps the agency has developed.
GovTribe’s new app provides instant delivery of changes in solicitations from specific agencies or specific product categories.
The Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is using online identification tools to prevent a loss of expertise and institutional knowledge caused by a growing number of people retiring.
Spending on conferences is among first casualties as various defense components make cutbacks. DoD’s online meeting service is suffering from its own popularity.
Prof. Martha Joynt Kuman compares today’s ceremony with previous inaugurations. Paul Lawrence of Ernst and Young discusses how the president’s cabinet may change in Obama’s second term. Staff writer Kevin Baron of Foreign Policy Magazine discusses the limitations of the inspector general. Senior Airman Daniel Burkhardt talks about an app he helped to develop to help people navigate today’s inauguration. Col. Gina Humble talks about the role the military will play in today’s ceremonies.
Don Bruns, managing director at Navigation Arts, will discuss best practices for designing web apps. January 15, 2013
Ferhan Hamid, CEO of INADEV Corporation, joined Industry Chatter with Francis Rose to discuss the development of mobile application at federal agencies.
Federal agencies across the government have dipped their toes in the mobile pond. While agencies have implemented the new technology for a variety of reasons, there are a couple of common lessons learned shared by the early adopters. Two federal chief information officers who have overseen their agency’s mobile transitions shared best practices and compelling use-cases in a panel discussion as part of Federal News Radio’s special series, Gov 3.0: It’s Mobile.
Mark Goodge, the chief technology officer of the Military Health System, said the agency is putting the right frameworks and policies in place to enable a more robust computing environment where patients and health care providers can take advantage of smartphones and tablets. With 9.6 million people under its care, Goodge said MHS’s number one priority is security.
On this week’s Capital Impact show, guests discuss how the Paul Ryan budget plan would affect federal spending, how NASA would be affected by sequestration, and two new mobile apps for this year’s Democratic and Republican conventions. August 16, 2012