USDA Awards IT Task Order to QinetiQ North America Subsidiary ITS Corp.

$36.8M task order includes system enhancements, development and maintenance

FAIRFAX, Va. , Feb. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has awarded ITS Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of QinetiQ North America, a $36.8M task order to perform new development, enhancements, and maintenance of information technology systems.

The mission of APHIS is to protect the value and health of American agriculture and its associated natural resources. The systems included in this task order support multiple programs within APHIS, including Plant Protection Quarantine, Veterinary Services, Biotechnology Regulatory Services, and Animal Care.

The task order includes enhancements to APHIS's Comprehensive Electronic Permitting System (ePermits), design and creation of a new Agricultural Risk Management system, design and creation of a new Information Management System for the Investigative and Enforcement Services (IES) division, further development of APHIS's Plant Health Information System and Integrated Survey Information System, and business process evaluation and Service-oriented Architecture development to improve the APHIS mission and reduce the cost of system operations and maintenance.

"We are excited to have this opportunity to work for APHIS on this very important program, helping them with their mission to safeguard American agriculture," said Michael Stolarik , President of QinetiQ North America's Mission Solutions Group. "We look forward to providing APHIS with robust, agile, and flexible systems that are responsive to their needs. QinetiQ North America is very proud to have the opportunity to support the Department of Agriculture, and to build upon our current work helping the government secure our borders."

The task order has a total value of $36.8M over three years. The task order was awarded by the General Services Administration (GSA) under the ANSWER contract to ITS Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of QinetiQ North America. ITS Corporation has been ranked #1 in overall performance by ANSWER customers for nine straight years. ANSWER is one of the GSA's premier information technology Government Wide Acquisition Contract (GWAC) vehicles, available to all Federal agencies.

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