Tag Archives: USDA

Unisys to Update USDA Computing Applications Under Potential $232M Contract; Casey Coleman Comments

Unisys (NYSE: UIS) has won a potential eight-year $232 million contract from the Agriculture Department to continue to update applications and provide software development and maintenance services for USDA’s rural development agency. USDA made the award through the National Institutes of Health‘s Chief Information Officer-Solutions and Partners 3 contract vehicle in support of …

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CACI to Help Update USDA’s Web-Based Supply Chain Mgmt Platform; Ken Asbury Comments

CACI International (NYSE: CACI) has received a five-year, $199 million task order to update, run and maintain a web-based supply chain management system for the U.S. Agriculture Department. The WBSCM online platform is designed to help the department order, procure, distribute and track food products for the National School Lunch Program, the Emergency Food Assistance …

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Shawn Kingsberry Joins Unisys as Global Digital Govt Practice Lead; Mark Forman Comments

Shawn Kingsberry, formerly director of cloud solutions at Engility (NYSE: EGL),  has joined Unisys (NYSE: UIS) as head of the information technology firm’s global digital government practice. Kingsberry will directly report to Mark Forman, vice president of the global public sector business at Unisys, and will work to guide public sector consumers …

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Microsoft, USDA Launch Food Data Analysis Tools Challenge

TYSONS CORNER, VA July 29, 2015 — Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) has launched a contest that challenges participants to design a data analysis tool that could be  used to help design national agriculture and food supply resiliency programs, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. The $60, 000 Innovation Challenge will make available Microsoft Azure-hosted datasets compiled by …

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Accenture To Update USDA Food Safety Data System; Ed Meehan Comments

FSIS is responsible for overseeing labeling and packaging of meat, poultry and egg products in the U.S. Ed Meehan, head of Accenture’s federal civilian agency portfolio, said the company will help FSIS protect the country’s food supply infrastructure. “Federal agencies are faced with the challenge of transforming and improving how …

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USDA CIO Chris Smith to Join Accenture in April; Kay Kapoor Comments

Accenture has appointed Agriculture Department Chief Information Officer Chris Smith as the company’s new federal chief technology and innovation officer. The company said Tuesday that he will assume his new position April 9 after retiring from his post at USDA two days prior. He will report to Kay Kapoor, Accenture’s …

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STG Promotes Darin Stolte to VP of IT Group in Civil Agencies Sector; Mark Jendzejec Comments

STG, Inc. has named Darin Stolte vice president of its technology services group in its civil agencies sector. Stolte will oversee a business portfolio with close to $35 million in revenue and more than 215 employees. “I started at STG a little over 7 years ago under a temp-to-perm arrangement in the STG contracts …

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USDA Moves to Cloud with Microsoft

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is set to make a technological step forward to the cloud with help from Microsoft. USDA will become the first cabinet-level agency to move its email and collaboration applications to the cloud. The move comes on the heels of the news that GSA …

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Capgemini Government Solutions Snags Major USDA Support Deal; CEO Joe Moye Comments

Capgemini picked up a seven-year, $100 million blanket purchase agreement from the General Services Administration (GSA) Federal Systems Integration and Management Center (FEDSIM). The deal was put in place to support the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and to offer “Independent Verification & Validation (IV&V) support services for enterprise …

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Unisys Awarded Contract from USDA

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded Unisys a contract to provide to enhance, maintain and operate the USDA Rural Development Guaranteed Loan System (GLS) and Guaranteed Underwriting Systems (GUS). The five year (one base year with four one year options) contract worth $25 million will aid the process …

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