"Americans deserve a government that works for them anytime, anywhere, and on any device," the President in a statement. The agencies are to develop and publish these apps within the next twelve months.
We've always known Obama was something of a techie. When he was elected President, they had to pry his Blackberry out of his hands due to security issues, with led to the development of a secure model specifically for him to use. Regardless of your opinion of President Obama, it's good for any world leader to impress technological progress.