Not an app for that? One moment.

The Army is teaching its personnel how to write their own apps, reports Henry Kenyon at GCN.com.

The program is through the Army Mobile Applications Branch, which began as part of the Connecting Soldiers to Digital Applications (CSDA) program in 2010.

"When the CSDA was launched, it was thought that mobile applications were easy to write, based on the success of commercial ventures such as Apple’s App Store," Kenyon writes, citing Lt. Col. Gregory Motes, chief of the Mobile Applications Branch at Fort Gordon, Ga.

The Mobile Applications Branch has now written 90 apps that have been downloaded nearly 1.4 million times, Motes said.

To read Kenyon's full report, click here.

About the Author

Connect with the FCW staff on Twitter @FCWnow.

Featured

  • Defense
    Ryan D. McCarthy being sworn in as Army Secretary Oct. 10, 2019. (Photo credit: Sgt. Dana Clarke/U.S. Army)

    Army wants to spend nearly $1B on cloud, data by 2025

    Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy said lack of funding or a potential delay in the JEDI cloud bid "strikes to the heart of our concern."

  • Congress
    Rep. Jim Langevin (D-R.I.) at the Hack the Capitol conference Sept. 20, 2018

    Jim Langevin's view from the Hill

    As chairman of of the Intelligence and Emerging Threats and Capabilities subcommittee of the House Armed Services Committe and a member of the House Homeland Security Committee, Rhode Island Democrat Jim Langevin is one of the most influential voices on cybersecurity in Congress.

Stay Connected

FCW INSIDER

Sign up for our newsletter.

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.