Tag Archives: Department of Agriculture

USDA, HHS, FCC Sign Memorandum for Rural Health Program; Sonny Perdue Quoted

Rural Health Program

The Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) have signed an agreement to maintain the delivery of health services to rural areas in the U.S. amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The Rural Telehealth Initiative aims to market broadband services and address health and service provider gaps

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Arkansas Department of Agriculture Launches New Website

The Arkansas Department of Agriculture has launched a new website that combines curated content from each of the department’s divisions into one streamlined user experience. The newly designed agriculture.arkansas.gov provides a user-friendly design and consolidates the existing websites of the Natural Resources Division, the State Board of Registration for Foresters, and the Arkansas Water Well Construction Commission that were added to the Department under the Transformation Act of 2019.

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DHS, MatMaCorp Test Tools to Detect Swine Virus in Pork


The Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate partnered with MatMaCorp to test technologies designed to detect the African Swine Fever. S&T and MatMaCorp signed a cooperative research and development agreement to test ASF detection with the latter's portable nucleic acid analysis system, DHS said Tuesday.

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NSF, USDA, DHS, VA, DOT Partner to Foster AI Research

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has announced a program that aims to pursue artificial intelligence research projects with partnering institutes. NSF said that it partnered with the departments of Agriculture, Homeland Security, Veterans Affairs and Transportation to solicit for work under the National AI Research Institutes program.

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USDA Reports Fiscal 2018 Tech Transfer Achievements

The Department of Agriculture has released this year's report on its technology transfer efforts to address various issues affecting farmers, foresters and the rest of the agriculture field. USDA said Friday that its latest Technology Transfer Report lists 320 new innovations developed in USDA laboratories over fiscal year 2018.

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USDA to Assume Ownership of DHS S&T Bio Lab; Greg Ibach Quoted

The Department of Homeland Security is set to transfer ownership of the science and technology directorate's National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility to the Department of Agriculture. As part of an agreement, USDA will manage operations and planning functions, while DHS will complete construction efforts for the facility, USDA said Thursday.

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USDA Hosts Hackathon for Agricultural IT Systems

The Department of Agriculture held a two-day hackathon event to address agricultural concerns through the development of new approaches. USDA tasked software developers, information technology professionals and technical experts to create IT systems that will work, grow and sustain agricultural efforts through the use of water resources, the agency said Monday.

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USDA Modernizing IT Operations Under Trump’s IDEA Act

The Department of Agriculture is modernizing its services as part of the Trump administration’s 21st Century Integrated Digital Experience Act, Federal News Network reported Friday. The IDEA Act, signed into law in December 2018, directed agencies to establish a strategy to modernize their websites by June 20 and provide electronic access to all paper-based documentation by 2020.

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