Ag will upgrade IT at its Farm Service Agency

The Agriculture Department has given Ciber Inc. of Greenwood Village, Colo., a $1 million task order to provide software development, maintenance and support for database applications for its Farm Service Agency, the company said late last month.

The task order was awarded under USDA's Information Technology Support Services contract.
Ciber will help modernize the agency's computer systems for the benefit of other agencies located primarily in Kansas and Washington, D.C., which rely on them to manage commodity operations and loan forfeitures.

Ciber also will develop two new applications to manage cotton supplies and the warehousing and examination of other commodity harvests. The applications must be compliant with USDA's common computing environment standards and architecture.

FSA manages the country's bulk grain, rice and oilseed inventories.

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