The Resource Department of Agriculture: Restructuring will Impact Farm Service Agencies' Automation Plans and Programs

Department of Agriculture: Restructuring will Impact Farm Service Agencies' Automation Plans and Programs

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Department of Agriculture: Restructuring will Impact Farm Service Agencies' Automation Plans and Programs
Title
Department of Agriculture: Restructuring will Impact Farm Service Agencies' Automation Plans and Programs
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This General Accounting Office report discusses possible implications that proposed restructuring of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) would have on its agencies' information technology plans. Because of the Committee's interest in identifying ways to more efficiently serve the needs of rural America and conserve federal resources, the report focuses on four USDA agencies that provide service to the farm sector--Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service (ASCS), Farmers Home Administration (FmHA), Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC), and Soil Conservation Service (SCS). History has shown that the farm service agencies' information technology investments have not always provided the expected improvements. We have identified specific instances where an agency acquired computer equipment and developed information systems without fully considering how information could best be used within the agency or by the other farm service agencies. This hearing then comes at an opportune time for two reasons. First, over the next 5 years, the farm service agencies plan to spend about $2 billion upgrading, operating, and maintaining the information technology used to support their programs. At the same time, the Secretary of Agriculture and the Congress are exploring ways to streamline USDA's field structure. Changes to this field structure will have significant implications for the farm service agencies' information technology modernization plans and could require a complete reevaluation of the field offices' technology needs. (KAR) P. 2
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DTICE
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no index present
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non fiction
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GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC INFORMATION MANAGEMENT AND TECHNOLOGY DIV
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  • United states government
  • Data management
  • Information systems
  • Agriculture
  • Technology forecasting
  • Congress
  • Automation
  • Investments
  • Impact
  • Computers
  • Efficiency
  • Planning
  • User needs
  • Resource management
  • Insurance
  • Soil conservation
  • Farm crops
  • Administration and Management
  • Agricultural Economics
  • Government and Political Science
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Department of Agriculture: Restructuring will Impact Farm Service Agencies' Automation Plans and Programs
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Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
9 pages
Form of item
online
Governing access note
APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
Hein Online
System control number
  • (OCoLC)227836717
  • (OCoLC)ocn227836717
Label
Department of Agriculture: Restructuring will Impact Farm Service Agencies' Automation Plans and Programs
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
9 pages
Form of item
online
Governing access note
APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
Hein Online
System control number
  • (OCoLC)227836717
  • (OCoLC)ocn227836717

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