mobile apps

  • Kathy Frisbee, Veterans Health Administration

    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.

  • Mobile app puts ‘hoards’ of solicitation information in your hand

    GovTribe’s new app provides instant delivery of changes in solicitations from specific agencies or specific product categories.

  • Online tools help USDA preserve, transfer knowledge

    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.

  • DoD moves meetings online, but IT systems can’t keep pace

    Spending on conferences is among first casualties as various defense components make cutbacks. DoD’s online meeting service is suffering from its own popularity.

  • Federal Drive Interviews — Jan. 21, 2013

    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.

  • Designing web apps for federal agencies

    Don Bruns, managing director at Navigation Arts, will discuss best practices for designing web apps. January 15, 2013

  • Industry Chatter: INADEV Corporation’s Ferhan Hamid on mobile app development

    Ferhan Hamid, CEO of INADEV Corporation, joined Industry Chatter with Francis Rose to discuss the development of mobile application at federal agencies.

  • Mobile-minded CIOs point to importance of business case

    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.

  • MHS takes cautious, yet innovative, approach to mobile health initiatives

    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.

  • The Ryan budget, sequestration, and mobile apps

    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