New mobile tools gives agencies ‘giant innovation permission slip’ |Federal News Radio|

Agencies now can access a host of tools, guidance and advice for jumping deeper into the mobile world.

The Office of Management and Budget marked the one-year anniversary of the Digital Government Strategy Thursday by expanding the range of ways agencies can implement smartphones, tablet computers and mobile apps.

“It’s been quite a year of innovation and embracing technology to drive innovation to help the economy and make a more efficient, effective and accountable government,” said Steve VanRoekel, the federal chief information officer, yesterday during a briefing with reporters.

VanRoekel said he hopes the new tools and guidance will be a “big, giant innovation permission slip” for every agency.