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Connecting people to their country and reimagining citizens’ engagement with their government is a America’s mobile “killer app.” That’s the word from Aneesh Chopra, United States Chief Information Officer, in our very first edition of FCC Tech Cast. As part of our #SpecCrunch summit on the looming mobile spectrum crisis, Aneesh shared his thoughts on mobile applications’ potential to unleash dramatic innovations across sectors. Mobile platforms let us connect with people in ways we’ve never imagined, and bring new voices into the process of governing for the first time. In this FCC Tech Talk, Aneesh points to Manor, TX, to show how mobile technology and innovative applications are giving citizens high-tech access to leaders in their communities. Watch the video, then share your thoughts about how the FCC can drive citizen engagement via our upcoming FCC.gov mobile application.
A good example of a private company delivering public domain information on mobile devices is Unbound Medicine's Relief Central. (http://www.unboundmedicine.com/relief)This free app Includes information from:* USAID - Field Operations Guide* The CIA World Factbook* CDC Emergency Preparedness and Response* FEMA* U.S. State Department* United Nations Relief Web* NIH Medline JournalsThis information is available on the web or on mobile devices including:* iPhone* Android* BlackBerryUnbound Medicine created this free app to assist relief workers and medical personnel that participate in disaster relief efforts.
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