Navy launches COOL app for career transition

With a new mobile application, sailors will have easy access to information on transitioning their service-based skills to civilian careers.

Report: How to build a better government app

A report from the IBM Center for the Business of Government can help mobile managers create effective, useful apps for workers and citizens.

DHS tests E-Verify app

To better accommodate businesses that are increasingly relying on mobile workflows, the Department of Homeland Security said it will test an iOS-based version of the E-Verify employment eligibility verification program.

Can Watson make government apps smarter?

A team of students at the University of Texas at Austin won $100,000 in startup funds for their work on a mobile app that helps users access Medicaid and other public services.

Testing options for app developers

While emulators and simulators can help developers improve app performance, DigitalGov says, some features are best tested by people and their devices.

7 ways to avoid mobile app design failure

While IT shops tend to focus on technical design aspects, understanding user experience can ensure rapid user adaption.

Pennsylvania puts court dockets in your pocket

Pennsylvania's Unified Judicial System has released an app that provides a quick and simple search of court case documents.

Behind the iOS app advantage

The curious folks at DigitalGov asked an expert why there are more government apps developed for iOS.

NASA tech inspires open data infrastructure for water monitoring

Technology developed for testing water purity on the International Space Station is being remade into a simple, low-cost mobile app for evaluating water safety here on Earth.

Apps, not malware, should be your biggest mobile concern

A two-pronged approach to mobile security focuses on enforcing security from the center while showing users the security risks at the endpoints of their mobile devices.

Pennsylvania app accesses campaign finance data

In a political season, Pennsylvania makes available financial information filed by candidates for state office to the public via mobile apps.

FEMA adds patient tracker apps to ER toolkit

New mobile patient tracking software will improve healthcare situational awareness at disaster sites.

FCC sets timetable for text-to-911

The Federal Communication Commission’s new rules will ensure that all remaining wireless carriers and certain IP-based text application providers are prepared to support text-to-911 by the end of the year.

Postal Service envisions Internet of packages and things

The Postal Service explores how best to interconnect postal operations with the future Internet of Things, when the network can spot delays before the customer does.

Tracking Ebola with CDC's app

Developed by the Centers for Disease Control, the Epi Info viral hemorrhagic fever application is getting its first chance to speed contact tracing of everyone exposed to a person with Ebola and to help with the collection and management of data.

Forest Service wants app to map firefighter safety zones

The U.S. Forest Service plans to develop a mobile app that would allow firefighters to determine safety zones during a firefight.

Mobile Workflow Builder assembles apps into business processes

The Good Technology Mobile Workflow Builder lets IT managers select mobile enterprise apps and combine them into business processes to better manage their users' mobile work experience.