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GSA Introduces USA.gov Mobile Service for Users on the Go

GSA #10494

April 23, 2008 
Contact: Lindsey Willis, (202) 501-1231
lindsey.willis@gsa.gov    
 
Portal Eases Mobile Government Web Access

WASHINGTON — The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) has introduced www.mobile.usa.gov, the first mobile-friendly version of the federal citizen portal, USA.gov.  The website offers useful services for the mobile user that present well on the small screens of mobile devices.

“Given the penetration of mobile devices worldwide, we at GSA believe this is the natural evolution in providing information to the public anywhere, anytime,” said Martha Dorris, GSA’s Deputy Associate Administrator for Citizen Services.  “During times of emergency, mobile.usa.gov allows the public to search for government information on their mobile devices, which is more likely to occur than on their desktops.”
 
A compilation of USA.gov’s most popular services and content, www.mobile.usa.gov is unadorned with complicated graphics and lengthy text that can bog down mobile web browsers.  Features include:

  • Searches for government web content, images, news, FAQs and toll-free numbers;
  • Direct links to mobile-friendly web content found across the federal government;
  • Acess to GovGab, the U.S. government blog;
  • Federal government per diem rate listings;
  • Congressional contact search; and
  • Weather forecasts.

GSA plans to continue to add functionality to www.mobile.usa.gov over time as more mobile-friendly content becomes available. 

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GSA provides a centralized delivery system of products and services to the federal government, leveraging its enormous buying power to get the best value for taxpayers.
• Founded in 1949, GSA manages more than one-fourth of the government’s total procurement dollars and influences the management of $500 billion in federal assets, including 8,600 government-owned or leased buildings and 208,000 vehicles. 
• GSA helps preserve our past and define our future, as a steward of more than 425 historic properties, and as manager of USA.gov, the official portal to federal government information and services.
• GSA’s mission to provide superior workplaces, expert technology solutions, acquisition services, purchasing and E-Gov travel solutions and management policies, at best value, allows federal agencies to focus on their core missions.


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