ZIFFPAGE TITLEUSDA Base CaseBy Brian P. Watson Print
When mad cow disease threatened, the U.S. Department of Agriculture started giving workers tablet PCs to record inspection results, replacing paper and pen.
USDA Base Case
Headquarters: Veterinary Services, Centers for Epidemiology and Animal Health, 2150 Centre Ave., Fort Collins, CO 80526
Phone: (970) 494-7200
Function: This division of the U.S. Department of Agriculture develops ways to combat health threats to the animal stock in the U.S.
Project Leader: Rich Baca, team leader for Veterinary Services' application information management
Challenge: Build a mobile data-collection system linking inspectors in 50 states to tracking and treatment databases.
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