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Michael Niedzwiecki

SSI Mobile Wage Reporting

Following up on their mobile website, the Social Security Administration recently released the SSI Mobile Wage Reporting app for Android and iOS devices. The Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program pays benefits to disabled adults and children who have limited income and resources. SSI benefits also are payable to people 65 and older without disabilities who meet the financial limits. The app allows SSI recipients and their families to report their monthly wages to Social Security from their finger tips.

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GSA’s eBuy Mobile

The General Services Administration has made a mobile version of its eBuy website. The mobile site provides ease of access to small businesses and customers to keep an eye on new bidding opportunities and other information associated with their contract(s) while on the go. One of the features of the mobile site is that it provides push notifications via SMS messages that will alert the users/contractors based on: Award/No Award eBuy Outage – RFQ/RFI Extension Notices New Request for Quote (RFQ)/Request for Information Modified RFQ/RFI Cancelled RFQ/RFI Received Quote To receive these notifications, contractors must register their cell phone number here.

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Trends on Tuesday: Latinos Embrace the Mobile Future

Latinos appear to be adapting to mobile technology faster than other groups, according to Mobile Future. They are ahead of the average U.S. population in several key categories, such as: 47% of Latino adults have embraced wireless exclusively versus 34% of all U.S. adults 60% of Latinos own a smartphone versus 53% of white non-Latinos 69% of Latinos do their banking on smartphones Almost half of Latino middle school students use smartphones to help with their homework compared to 36% of non-Latino white students 76% of Latinos access the internet using exclusively mobile devices By 2017, Latinos are predicted to contribute to 20% of the tablet and smartphone market.

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Military OneSource

Members of the military and their families now have access to Military OneSource on the go with the new Department of Defense mobile website Military OneSource. This app features: Articles and resources pertaining to military personnel with topics including: Moving, Spouse Education, and Career Opportunities Monthly highlights of the latest news and information effecting the military community Listing of articles supporting the monthly topic, such as Month of the Military Child Social media hub which includes access to available podcasts and the ability to register for future webinars Guidance on accessing non-medical counseling services to using our installation locator to find local programs and services, You can view other mobile products like Military OneSource on the USA.

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HUD Office of Inspector General Responsive Design Website

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has developed a responsive design website for the HUD Office of Inspector General. The website provides: news, the latest reports and publications, locations to field offices, and more. Whether you are using a smart phone, tablet, or other mobile device, the screen automatically adjusts to your device’s screen size making it very user friendly and easy to navigate. The site, developed in Drupal, provides all the essentials needed to quickly direct the user to where it is they wish to go, without limiting the content.

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Department of Labor: Download Their Apps, Fork Their Code, Check out the Webinar

The Department of Labor’s DOL Timesheet, OSHA Heat Index Tool and LaborStats apps are available anytime and anywhere for the public. Now their code is available for agencies to leverage for mobile development. All the apps’ code are available on the Mobile Code Sharing Catalog –a resource for developers that can help them find source code for native and web projects from a variety of sources. DOL Timesheet allows users to keep track of the amount of hours worked in a week and calculates an estimated income.

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OPM Alert App

Did that snowstorm (or thunderstorm as the case may be) affect DC feds’ operating status? Now you’ll know even faster with the U.S. Office of Personnel Management‘s newest mobile app OPM Alert. The app features: Real time data on the current operating status for the Federal Government Optional push notifications to alert you whenever status changes occur The ability to review an archive of previous status updates. Don’t know what to do if the Government is closed?

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