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Department of Defense Developers Page


Digital Government

On May 23, 2012, the President issued a directive entitled “Building a 21st Century Digital Government.” It launched a comprehensive Digital Government Strategy (pdf/html5) aimed at delivering better digital services to the American people. The strategy builds on several initiatives, including Executive Order 13571, Streamlining Service Delivery and Improving Customer Service, and Executive Order 13576, Delivering an Efficient, Effective, and Accountable Government.


Developer Resources

The Department of Defense Developers Page connects Government and citizen developers with the tools they need to access DoD data. Software developers and researchers can use these resources to help people find useful DoD information. In support of Section 924 of Fiscal Year 2012 National Defense Authorization Act, the DoD Chief Information Officer encourages and fosters the use, support, development and enhancement of the Ozone Widget Framework.


Existing DoD Mobile Applications

Visit the DoD Mobile App Gallery to see mobile apps provided by the DoD that use public DoD information


Public Web Application Programming Interfaces (APIs)


Web Services

The Department of Defense has thousands of Web services available to the public. Visit the Department of Defense Registered Sites List to view the current services.


Security

DoD Developers creating applications for the DoD are required to follow the Mobile Applications Security Requirements Guide (SRG) (zip file). We strongly encourage non-DoD app developers to apply the security considerations in the SRG as well. The Information Assurance Support Environment also provides important mobile-related security guidance and training on its site.


Accessibility

DoD Developers creating applications for the DoD are required to follow the policy set forth in DoD Manual 8400.01, "Procedures for Ensuring the Accessibility of Electronic and Information Technology (E&IT) Procured by DoD Organizations" (pdf). We strongly encourage non-DoD app developers to apply the accessibility considerations in the manual as well.


Code Repositories and Open Source Projects


Questions

Please visit the DoD Knowledge Base to find answers to common DoD questions, or contact us at osd.mc-alex.dod-cio.mbx.governance-team@mail.mil for questions or comments specific to the content of this page.


Disclaimer

Not all mobile apps created to use Department of Defense data or information are endorsed by the Department of Defense, as such apps may be created by third-party developers outside the review and oversight of the Department of Defense.