‘There’s an App for That’: DoD Store to Have 10,000 of Them

February 7, 2013

NASA and the Defense Information Systems Agency are leading a governmentwide effort to make more federal data accessible via mobile applications for smartphones and tablet computers.

In 2011, NASA launched apps@NASA, a website for federal and contractor employees to download agency apps on their government-issued and personal Apple, Android and BlackBerry smartphones.

Most popular of the NASA store’s eight apps is the time and attendance app for employees to enter their work hours and overtime and request comp time from their mobile devices, as opposed to logging into an online system from work or their home computers or laptops.

By June, DISA plans to award a contract for a Defense Department app store expected to eventually support up to 10,000 applications. The store will be available departmentwide by December. Users will include the combatant commands, military services, DoD agencies and many combat support agencies.

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