DSFederal has been awarded two important new IT contracts:
NIFA Web Content Management for the USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) (with teaming partner Forum One)
CPSC Regulatory Robot Upgrade for the Consumer Product Safety Commission
NIFA was established by the Food Conservation and Energy Act of 2008 (the 2008 Farm Bill) to find innovative solutions to issues related to agriculture, food, the environment, and communities. NIFA-supported grant programs are turning research into action, bringing new discoveries from research laboratories to farms, communities, and classrooms. Since its establishment, NIFA has focused on six national challenge areas: Food security, climate variability and change, water, bioenergy, childhood obesity, and food safety. To target these areas, NIFA has set strategic goals to achieve global food security and fight hunger, mitigate the impact of climate change, improve and increase production from working lands while protecting the environment, contribute to U.S. energy independence through sustainable production of bioenergy, and combat childhood obesity through better nutrition.
With partner company Forum One, a digital services agency that helps government agencies and industry organizations to extend their influence through technology, DSFederal will assist NIFA with ongoing development and administration of its Drupal-powered website, bringing an inventive approach to web development and the extensive Drupal expertise of the combined DSFederal and Forum One team.
We will also assist the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) with an upgrade of its Regulatory Robot. CPSC works to protect the public from risk of injury or death resulting from use of unsafe consumer products. The Regulatory Robot is an interactive online tool that manufacturers and importers can use to identify regulations that might apply to their products.
DSFederal has long-established partnerships with USDA (a large-scale development and O&M effort for the National Agricultural Library) and CPSC (development of the Recalls Internet Surveillance Widget; and the Open Data II project, which aids CPSC’s efforts to make its datasets available to the public and to comply with Federal Open Data standards). We are pleased to continue offering technology support that will advance the health and safety missions of NIFA and CPSC, and connect the dots between these agencies and their government and citizen stakeholders.