Wins Farm Service
For Immediate Release
Rose International Wins Farm Service Agency Contract
St. Louis-based IT firm to provide wide range of information technology services.
ST. LOUIS, December 2001 - Rose International, a leader in information technology consulting, recently announced that it has been awarded a contract by the United States Department of Agriculture, Farm Service Agency (FSA) and the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).
Rose will provide a full range of Life Cycle Management and software support for both mainframe system software and PC-based software at locations including Kansas City, Mo., Fort Collins, Colo., St. Louis, Mo., and Washington, D.C. This support will cover everything from local microcomputer applications to large-scale integrated systems and will involve a variety of software languages (i.e., GIS products, COBOL, Java) and hardware platforms (i.e., AS/400, NT, UNIX, mainframe). Requirements include direct onsite IRM services, such as software engineering; operational support for computer and telecommunications networks; programming and implementation support for integrated telecommunications network; information management; application development; and imaging support.
About the Farm Service Agency
Stabilizing farm income, helping farmers conserve land and water resources, providing credit to new or disadvantaged farmers and ranchers, and helping farm operations recover from the effects of disaster are the missions of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Farm Service Agency (FSA).
FSA was set up when the Department was reorganized in 1994, incorporating programs from several agencies, including the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service, the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (now a separate Risk Management Agency), and the Farmers Home Administration. Though its name has changed over the years, the Agency's relationship with farmers goes back to the 1930s.
At that time, Congress set up a unique system under which Federal farm programs are administered locally. Farmers who are eligible to participate in these programs elect a three- to five-person county committee, which reviews county office operations and makes decisions on how to apply the programs. This grassroots approach gives farmers a much-needed say in how Federal actions affect their communities and their individual operations. After more than 60 years, it remains a cornerstone of FSA's efforts to preserve and promote American agriculture.
For more information on the FSA, visit their Web site at www.fsa.usda.gov.
About the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)
The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) provides leadership in a partnership effort to help people conserve, maintain and improve our natural resources and environment.
The following principles are NRCS's heritage and still guide its work:
- Assess the resources on the land, the conservation problems and opportunities.
- Draw on various sciences and disciplines and integrate all their contributions into a plan for the whole property.
- Work closely with land users so that the plans for conservation mesh with their objectives.
- Through implementing conservation on individual properties, contribute to the overall quality of the life in the watershed or region.
For more information on the NRCS, visit their Web site at www.nrcs.usda.gov.
About Rose International
Founded in 1993, St. Louis-based Rose International is a leader in providing information technology solutions to corporations and government agencies nationwide. Rose has consistently been recognized as one of the pre-eminent IT consulting firms in the country, and its CEO, Himanshu Bhatia, is considered a leader in the industry. This year, Mrs. Bhatia was named the SBA Small-Business Person of the Year for the State of Missouri and was also recognized with a Working Woman Entrepreneurial Excellence Award. The company has been named to the Technology Fast 50 and 500 for the past four years; the Inc 500 for two consecutive years; and the Working Woman 500 the past two years, among many other honors.