Mobile

Making Mobile Gov: Discuss Mobile Budget

Day two of the Making Mobile Gov challenges rollout is about the mobile budget. Mobile projects–like all projects–are subject to available budget. Efforts can be delayed, cut-back or stopped without proper funding. It’s an even bigger challenge since mobile efforts are new and government budget cycles are long. Mobile costs can include data cleanup, mobileRead… Read more »

Project of the Week: myCharlotte Mobile Application

Lots of cities are transforming their websites into mobile-ready versions or going with an app that makes it easier for citizens to get key information faster. I learned about Charlotte, North Carolina’s myCharlotte Mobile App a few weeks ago and wanted to learn more about it. So I reached out to GovLooper Shawn Proffitt toRead… Read more »

Making Mobile Gov: Let’s Talk About It

Mobile technology is changing the way people find and use information and services. How does government interact with the public in this anytime, anywhere world? To help answer this question, we’re launching the Making Mobile Gov Project. The idea is to help agencies work together to make a more open, innovative government to meet 21stRead… Read more »

78 Cloud Projects: Less Than Meets the Eye

Thanks to increasingly powerful networking and mobile devices, the idea of cloud is going mainstream. In the federal government, CIO Vivek Kundra last month compiled a list of 78 cloud computing initiatives agencies had identified. But analysis of the list shows that the 19 departments or agencies who reported cloud projects are taking a decidelyRead… Read more »

Starting a business? SBA has an ‘app’ for that.

The US Small Business Administration (SBA) launched its first mobile application (app) immediately following National Small Business Week 2011. The app was developed under a public-private partnership with Palo Alto Software and is currently available for iPhone/iPod/iPad with additional platforms to be added soon. This new tool connects entrepreneurs with 3,000+ business coaching centers, 14,000+Read… Read more »

GSA’s Laura Godfrey, Manager of GobiernoUSA.gov, to Speak at June 9th Reaching Latinos Online Event

We are excited to have Laura Godfrey, Manager of GobiernoUSA.gov, joining us at out next Reaching Latinos Online event on June 9th at 6pm. Laura will discuss GobiernoUSA’s efforts to make the site more mobile-friendly. Among the issues she will address are: How Hispanics are using the mobile Internet Which segments of the Hispanic populationRead… Read more »

My Cup of IT: Schwarzenegger and the SIs

By Steve O’Keeffe http://bit.ly/iIKaf8 Between Arnie’s revelations and DSK’s advances it’s been a tough week for the service industry. And, while shorter on hanky panky, the outlook for Uncle Sam’s help ain’t very romantic. Torn by a series of tech trysts – cloud, data center consolidation, consumerization, mobile apps – seems the Fed/contractor marriage isRead… Read more »

YouTown — Gov2.0 app for publishing civic data — is live!

It’s been nearly a year since we introduced the concept of YouTown — a mobile platform for connecting citizens and their communities — to the Gov2.0 space. At the heart of development were two questions: How would local governments benefit from the ability to publish all types of information from various agencies (from Public WorksRead… Read more »