When Catastrophe Strikes, Provide Support: SAMHSA’s Disaster Response App

Jun 11, 2015

Disasters can strike at anytime, and responders now have another tool in their repertoire to aid survivors. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has developed the Behavioral Health Disaster Response Mobile App to assist mental health responders with pre-deployment and on-the ground information and resources. SAMHSA has Read »

New Coast Guard App Streamlines Boating Safety to Maximize Summer Fun

Jun 4, 2015 |

Just in time for the summer season, the U.S. Coast Guard launched a brand new app to give smartphone users easy, on-demand access to critical boating safety information and resources. With this new app, called United States Coast Guard, users can ensure they have proper Read »

ICE Wields Smartphones in Fight Against Child Exploitation

May 28, 2015 |

Armed with a smartphone instead of a badge, ordinary Americans are helping law enforcement officers capture child predators. After exhausting all investigative leads, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) special agents turn to the public for help to Read »

Start Sleuthing with the Great Federal Mobile Product Hunt

May 21, 2015 |

Mobile-friendliness is a must for government. We know there are a number of agencies who have mobile-friendly digital products that we don’t know about, and they deserve their day in the sun. We need your help to find them. So today, at the DigitalGov Citizen Services Summit you will find the MobileGov Community of Practice Read »

From Startup to Veteran CEO: New BusinessUSA App Has You Covered

May 14, 2015 |

BusinessUSA is a centralized, one-stop platform to make it easy for businesses to access services to help them grow and hire. And with the release of a brand new smartphone app for Android and iOS devices, BusinessUSA is fully functional no matter whether you visit by desktop, tablet Read »

Checking in on the DoD Mobile Apps Gallery

Apr 23, 2015 |

We’re switching our style up this week in salute to our military friends across the Department of Defense. Faithful readers of DigitalGov know that each Thursday we profile an awesome app from the Read »

New USGS App Helps Save the Piping Plovers!

Apr 9, 2015 |

iPlover is a new app from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) for data collection about habitats on coastal beaches and the environment surrounding them. That sounds like a really difficult and important task, but luckily for us, the app is designed for trained and vetted professionals. It is an example of another federal crowdsourcing app, but for experts. The Read »

Booking a Discount Bus Ticket? Check Carrier Safety Records with QCMobile

Mar 26, 2015 |

The new app from the Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration called “QCMobile” empowers U.S. motorists to make safety their highest priority on the roadways this spring. This is a continued theme in DOT’s mobile strategy, as they have also recently released the SaferRide app. QCMobile (QC stands Read »

DrugShortages App Accelerates Public Access to Drug Shortage Information

Mar 19, 2015 |

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s new “DrugShortages” app gives the public access to important—and sometimes critical—drug shortage information easier and faster than ever before. Drugs in short supply can delay or deny needed care for patients. Shortages may also lead health care professionals to rely on alternative drug products, Read »

Explore Iconic Overseas World War II Sites with ABMC Apps

Mar 5, 2015 |

We have not forgotten, we will never forget, the debt of infinite gratitude that we have contracted with those who gave everything for our freedom. Rene Coty, Président de la République Francaise Those are the words of Rene Coty, the president Read »

Keep a Strong Job Search Game with USA.gov’s Federal Mobile Apps Directory

Feb 26, 2015 |

Scoping the fed scene for the best match to apply your very formidable skillset? Use your smartphone to cast a wider net on your job search with help from the USA.gov Federal Mobile Apps Directory. Federal job hunters are no longer confined to desktop websites, so check Read »

IRS2Go App Provides Multi-Symptom Relief for Tax Anxiety

Feb 19, 2015 |

The digital equivalent of a cool rag and a spoonful of Pepto Bismol, the Internal Revenue Service updated their IRS2Go app to provide multi-symptom relief for tax anxiety this year. IRS2Go lets taxpayers check on the status of their tax refund and obtain helpful tax information. If you’re Read »

Focus on Nutrition with DRI Calculator for Healthcare Professionals App

Feb 5, 2015 |

For those of us who need to get our diet under control—and keep it that way—we surely have noticed the recent explosion of health apps and wearable fitness trackers. No doubt we’ve all thought about buying one of those at $100 to $150 bucks a Read »

Be a Citizen Scientist with NOAA’s CrowdMag App

Jan 29, 2015 |

Help the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) improve the accuracy of magnetic navigation by tracking changes in the Earth’s magnetic field. Read »

Rail Crossing Locator App Now Available on a Second Platform

Nov 6, 2014 |

You don’t need to be a rail buff to want to download the Federal Railroad Administration Rail Crossing Locator app. Parents, outdoor enthusiasts, emergency responders, school officials, motorists and many others will find value in locating area highway-rail crossings. The aim of the app is public safety and the Department of Transportation Read »