Apps & App Development

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Army smartphone app helps unit leaders predict, minimize impact of altitude sickness

The U.S. Army has developed an Android-based app that military commanders can use to predict how many soldiers are likely to get altitude sickness, the severity of their illness and how long they'll take to adjust to high altitude.

DARPA wants small business help in building an encrypted messaging platform

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, is looking for small business help to build an encrypted messaging platform to replace the Department of Defense's current antiquated system.

DHS commercializes tool that assesses cyber and physical risks

The Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate has licensed another cybersecurity technology for commercialization under its Transition to Practice program.

Spotlight: 18F open sources 35 reusable projects

The General Service Administration's innovation arm 18F opened 35 reusable pieces of code yesterday for federal employees, government agencies, state governments or the private sector to use freely.

Labor launches online tool to help companies recruit people with disabilities

The Labor Department is taking steps to make it easier for people with disabilities to apply for jobs online, launching a free online tool called TalentWorks that walks employers through accessible online job applications and e-recruiting techniques.

CFPB retirement calculator under fire from Senate committees

After identifying inaccuracies in a public-facing retirement tool provided by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, two lawmakers are dissatisfied that the agency hasn't fully remediated the problems.

Agencies would face new open source software requirements under OMB draft policy

The White House issued a draft policy today that would require federal agencies to open source a significant portion of its software code. Under the proposed Federal Source Code Policy, the Office of Management and Budget would pilot the requirement to share publicly all custom code developed in-house by federal IT personnel and at least 20 percent of newly developed custom code by third party developers or vendors on behalf of a covered agency.

DOT to test the impact of adjacent band power levels on GPS applications

Beginning next month, the Transportation Department will test what adjacent radio frequency band power levels that can be tolerated by GPS and global navigation satellite system, or GNSS, receivers. 

Following GSA's 'verification sprint,' agencies asked to pick up the pace on mobile verification

As the federal government rounds out the U.S. Digital Registry – its recently unveiled, authoritative directory of social media accounts, mobile apps and mobile websites – mobile data from agencies is lacking.

Most DC metro-area millennials aren't hip to mobile, social government communications

As the federal government conducts more outreach and engagement through mobile and social channels, a new survey found those around the nation's capital – even millennials – aren't wild about the use of new media for government communications.