Oklahoma eGov News
With New Mobile Apps, States Engage Citizens Via Smartphone
Are you tonight’s designated driver looking for a sober place to hang out while your buddies drink? The state of California has a mobile application you can download that pinpoints welcoming places and money-saving deals while you wait to take everyone home.
Are you out in rural Montana, far from high-speed Internet, and need to pay your state income taxes before the deadline? The state has an app that lets you pay using 3G or 4G cellphone data networks.
Or perhaps you are an Arkansas high school student trying to calculate whether you can afford college. In that case, the state has a mobile app that lets you apply for the state’s 21 scholarships, loans and grants in its financial aid program for higher education. It also lets you know when you receive one.
The Four Big Digital Government Trends in 2015
This year promises to be a big one for those working in digital government. Transforming our government into a 21st century one has long been a priority of the Obama administration, and digital technology is a major component of that goal. With only two years left in his term, President Obama is gearing up to make significant changes in a short amount of time.
With this in mind, Corner Alliance is predicting which digital trends will triumph in 2015.
Why Government Has to Get Social
Social media for government is a lot like doubling down at the blackjack table: The stakes can be high, win or lose.
Today, however, it’s also a game that must be played. This was the argument expressed by a panel of social media experts Feb. 25 at the 2015 California Public Sector CIO Academy in its session Going Beyond Likes and Tweets. The discussion answered a score of questions on potential trepidations as well as finding real value.
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