The Content Corner: Using Social Media to Promote, Enhance Preparedness for the Public We Serve

Sep 12, 2016 |

September is National Preparedness Month. FEMA’s Ready.gov is encouraging everyone to plan how they would stay safe and communicate during disasters that can affect their communities. Additionally, Ready.gov is encouraging full participation in America’s PrepareAthon! and the national day of action, National PrepareAthon! Day, which culminates National Preparedness Month on September 30. Read »

Check Your Refund Status AND Pay Your Taxes With IRS2Go

Mar 10, 2016 |

This tax season, it’s not just taxpayers expecting a refund who can take advantage of IRS2Go, the IRS’ mobile app, but now taxpayers who owe money are able to make payments through the app. IRS2Go offered for Amazon, Android and Read »

Is Your Federal Mobile App or Website in the U.S. Digital Registry?

Feb 29, 2016 |

We have received an amazing response to the U.S. Digital Registry, our new API-generating repository for official third-party sites, social media platforms and mobile apps in the United States federal government. Read »

Texting is Another Way to Make Mobile Moments

Oct 26, 2015 |

There are several things federal agencies need to think about in the mobile space. Is my website responsive, so that consumers can view it on any device (desktop/laptop, tablet, smartphone)? Do I have mobile apps that fill citizen needs? But does texting have a place in the U.S. government, as we strive to serve citizens Read »

The Data Briefing: Highlights from 300 Federal Mobile Moments

Oct 21, 2015 |

DigitalGov’s theme this month is mobile moments, which explores the impact of mobile applications in the federal government. For this post, I am examining the more than 300 mobile apps created by the federal government. An updated list of federal mobile apps is on USA.gov. According to the list, 73 federal organizations have released mobile apps on a wide Read »

Track Time and Wages with Labor’s Timesheet App

Sep 24, 2015 |

Believe it or not, even a couple years ago, I was using pen and paper to record and track the hours I worked. It was definitely a chore, reconciling work hours with leave, overtime and any number of other entries, week after week. However, in these times of mobile apps for almost anything, several products Read »

Day 100: The Great Federal Mobile Product Hunt

Sep 10, 2015 |

A long time ago in a federal agency building far, far away on F Street… the Great Federal Mobile Product Hunt launched at the DigitalGov Citizen Services Summit in Washington, DC. Read »

“Congress Creates the Bill of Rights” from National Archives

Sep 3, 2015 |

Whether it’s the 800-year-old legacy of the Magna Carta, the Bill of Rights of the United States Constitution or the more recent Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union, all of these documents are powerful Read »

Three New Mobile Apps Honor Fallen Veterans Overseas

Aug 20, 2015

The American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) released three new mobile apps this summer to honor fallen veterans in overseas cemeteries in Belgium, France and Read »

USDA Puts Hunger on Vacation This Summer

Aug 6, 2015

The USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service is helping to put hunger on vacation this summer with their Summer Meal Site Finder, a Web and mobile tool that will provide the location of summer meal sites to ensure low-income children continue to receive nutritious meals while school is out. Having this Read »

USGS is Asking If You Felt It: Latest Earthquakes

Jul 30, 2015 |

Having experienced everything from little tremors to violent shaking, I know what it is like to live in an earthquake zone. Hiding below a large table or under the sturdy doorframe, and at times with the Read »

Safe Travels with TravWell

Jul 15, 2015 |

Ahhh… Summer is here at last! It’s time for relaxing vacation! Whether you want to scale the peaks of Mount Everest, scuba dive in the Great Barrier Reef, ride a camel in the deserts of Mongolia, or shop in Paris—it is time for a travel app. Read »

DAY 50: The Great Federal Mobile Product Hunt!

Jul 9, 2015 |

An update on the Great Federal Mobile Product Hunt. Read »

Celebrating American History with Federal Apps

Jul 2, 2015 | ,

Summer is here, which means it is time for the biggest holiday of the summer—Fourth of July! Independence Day is a happy time of year: BBQs, picnics, pools, sunshine and fireworks. Of course, the foundation of our celebration is American history, and there are plenty of excellent federal apps focused on this area. The American Read »

Using Apps for Mental Healthcare

Jun 25, 2015 |

Technology has opened new pathways for delivering health care, including mental health services. The National Center for Telehealth and Technology (T2), part of the Department of Defense, offers multiple apps that address health care for service members in a variety of ways. At a talk with Read »

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