Agriculture Department

Federal CIOs weigh in on why tech talent should go government

by Tajha Chappellet-Lanier • 2 years ago

There's impact, excitement and the opportunity to give back, leaders said Tuesday.

CTO Jim Tunnessen leaving USDA’s FSIS

by Billy Mitchell • 2 years ago

​Jim Tunnessen, CTO of the Food Safety Inspection Service at the Department of Agriculture, is leaving the agency, FedScoop has learned.

CIOs push Congress for power to halt cyber-deficient contracts

by Shaun Waterman • 2 years ago

Federal agency CIOs ought to have the authority to stop major IT procurements if they have concerns about cybersecurity, agency executives told lawmakers Wednesday.

VA moves to USDA financial shared services

by Billy Mitchell • 3 years ago

The Department of Veterans Affairs will begin using the Agriculture Department's financial management IT shared services to replace its own existing systems, the department announced Tuesday.

The next big thing in agriculture? Drones on farms

by Corinne Lestch • 3 years ago

Michael Valivullah, CTO at the statistics arm of USDA, explained how farmers will be able to collect information using drones in the near future.

USDA hopes more donors support open data summer camp for teens

by Whitney Blair Wyckoff • 3 years ago

Organizers “may have to cancel” if they don’t receive the $30,000 needed to cover the camp’s expenses, USDA Deputy Chief Information Office Joyce Hunter said.

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