Top 10 Must-Have Government Apps

Whether you are taking public transport to work, getting coffee in a local café, or shopping for groceries -- there are dozens of apps for your mobile phone to help you stay connected to your government and get the latest information. From the Department of Energy's alternative fuel locator to live video streams from the White House, these apps are worth checking out at apps.usa.gov.

Here is our list of 10 must-have Government Apps:

NASA App

NASA App

Learn about current NASA missions, with an exciting interface full of images and videos.

Platform: iPhone

USA Jobs

USA Jobs

Searching for a Federal job is at your fingertips with the USA Jobs app.

Platform: iPhone

White House

White House

We can’t help but play favorites, our own White House app is pretty cool too. The Official White House app delivers the latest news from the blog and newsroom, featured videos and photos, and live video streaming of White House events with President Barack Obama.

Platform: iPhone, Mobile Web

Find Your Embassy

Find Your Embassy

It’s always a good idea to know where the nearest U.S. Embassy is. With the ‘Find Your Embassy’ app, the answer to that important question is always in your pocket.

Platform: Mobile Web

My TSA

My TSA

Ever been stuck in an airport line while wondering about carry-ons, ID requirements, liquid rules, or real-time operating status for U.S. airports? With the ‘My TSA’ app, you can find out and much more.

Platform: iPhone, Mobile Web

Alternative Fuel Locator

Alternative Fuel Locator

Find fueling stations for your alternative fuel vehicle on-the-go with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Alternative Fueling Station Locator. The app allows drivers to find the five closest biodiesel, electricity, E85 (ethanol), hydrogen, natural gas, and propane fueling sites.

Platform: Mobile Web

USA.gov

USA.gov

This app allows you to search Federal, state, and local government websites and contact your government by phone or email. USA.gov is government made easy.

Platform: iPhone, Mobile Web

Veterans Affairs

Veterans Affairs

Use this app to access services and information for veterans and dependents, including facility locations, information for returning service members, suicide prevention, benefits, and much more.

Platform: Mobile Web

FBI Most Wanted

FBI Most Wanted

This app allows you to quickly identify Most Wanted criminals or missing children. Also, you can submit a tip conveniently.

Platform: iPhone

FuelEconomy.gov

FuelEconomy.gov

Use this app to calculate gas mileage (MPG), annual fuel costs, annual petroleum use, and the carbon footprint information for your car or truck.

Platform: Mobile Web

Update, Sept. 3, 2012: We've released updates for the White House apps for iPhone, iPad and Android and relaunched the mobile version of WhiteHouse.gov.

Jordan Harp is an intern in the White House Office of New Media

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