USDA Common Computing Environment NRCS National IT Seminar

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USDA Common Computing Environment NRCS National IT Seminar

  1. 1. USDA Common Computing Environment NRCS National IT Seminar September 17-19, 2002 CCE Project Update
  2. 2. CCE Project Objectives <ul><li>Establish a Consistent, Common and Compatible Information Technology Infrastructure Solution </li></ul><ul><li>Support the Service Center Physical and Organizational Makeup </li></ul><ul><li>Advance the Business of the Service Center Agencies and their Partners </li></ul><ul><li>Meet Current Needs and have the Flexibility to Adapt to Future Needs </li></ul>
  3. 3. CCE Vision <ul><li>Common Communications </li></ul><ul><li>Common Computer Systems </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Single Service Center Platform </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Common IT Funding and Investments </li></ul><ul><li>Common IT Support </li></ul><ul><li>Common Office Automation & Administrative Tools </li></ul>
  4. 4. CCE Architecture Vision Internet USDA Service Center Desktops Laptops Network Server Peripherals Application Servers State/Regional Support GIS Data Server IT & Business Support Staff National Computer Centers Electronic Access Web Farms
  5. 5. CCE Project Accomplishments <ul><li>Purchased and Deployed 46,221 Workstations </li></ul><ul><li>Purchased and Deployed over 10,000 Printers </li></ul><ul><li>Acquired Enterprise License for Microsoft Operating System and Office Products </li></ul><ul><li>Acquired Enterprise License and Support for ESRI ArcGIS Software </li></ul><ul><li>Purchased 2992 Network Servers with Exchange email and Enterprise Management Software </li></ul><ul><li>Acquired Enterprise Licenses for Server Software </li></ul><ul><li>Acquisition of Digital Cameras and GPS Units </li></ul>
  6. 6. Recent Project Activities <ul><li>All 2992 Compaq Network Servers Delivered and Installed by Government Staff and Contractor </li></ul><ul><li>Over 10,000 Workstations Delivered and Installed </li></ul><ul><li>Implementing Firewall Protection for Service Center Network at Access Points </li></ul><ul><li>Promoted 2700 (99 %) Servers and Migrated over 27,000 (70 %) Workstations to Active Directory </li></ul><ul><li>Designing Email and Enterprise Management Solutions (Exchange, SMS, & MOM) </li></ul><ul><li>Piloting Migration to Windows XP for Workstations </li></ul><ul><li>Training for State IT Staffs Underway </li></ul>
  7. 7. Ongoing Support Activities <ul><li>Software Certification </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Testing, Approval, and Distribution </li></ul></ul><ul><li>National Help Desk </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Regional Response to Requests for Assistance </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Warranty Support for Hardware and Software </li></ul><ul><li>Regular Teleconferences with State IT Staff </li></ul><ul><li>Collection and Consolidation of Agency Needs for Equipment, Software, and Services </li></ul><ul><li>Architecture Planning for Future </li></ul>
  8. 8. Planned Activities <ul><li>Implement Common Email System </li></ul><ul><li>Deliver Training to IT Staffs and Users </li></ul><ul><li>Design and Implement Windows and Office XP Migration for all Workstations </li></ul><ul><li>Complete Large Office Design and Implementation </li></ul><ul><li>Provide Application Services for Service Centers and Acquire Hardware and Software </li></ul><ul><li>Implement Telecommunications Upgrades </li></ul><ul><li>Upgrade Workstations Purchased in FY 1998 </li></ul><ul><li>Acquire Mobile Data Collection Devices and Additional Peripherals to Improve Efficiency </li></ul>

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