The USDA is seeking to modernize aging departmental and agency program application systems through a comprehensive Application Transformation and Modernization (ATM) program. Capgemini will provide IV&V services in support of ATM initiatives including Modernize and Innovate the Delivery of Agricultural Systems (MIDAS); the Financial Management Modernization Initiative (FMMI); the Budget and Performance Management System (BPMS); and Web Based Supply Chain Management (WBSCM).
The first intended use of the ATM IV&V support contract is by the Farm Service Agency (FSA), which aims to transform farm program benefit delivery through MIDAS. The process for providing benefits to farmers will be streamlined by replacing legacy systems with a public-facing, web-based system that integrates customer self-service, farm program management, financial management and other business processes within a framework that is compliant with federal regulations.
These initiatives will be implemented using SAP AG’s Systems, Applications and Products in Data Processing (SAP), which the USDA has mandated for ERP implementations. Capgemini will collaborate with 22 subcontractors to complete the project.