Crisis Support Through Agile Application Development
The Management Bureau’s Office of Emergencies in the Diplomatic and Consular Service (M/EDCS) at the U.S. State Department addresses unforeseen emergencies related to terrorism, narcotics activities, and wars, by providing personnel evacuations and medical provisions.
M/EDCS needed custom application that could support a variety of funding reports. Using agile methods for mobile app development, MetroStar Systems’ application development team created an app called “K Fund”, which allows State Department users to manage funding used for emergency evacuations and track representational funding (such as costs associated with hosting foreign diplomats in the United States). Our custom application development solutions have resulted in greater operational efficiencies for the State Department and have provided M/EDCS with better means of documenting and evaluating financial resources.