Agriculture Dept. buys Gateway PCs

The Agriculture Department has awarded a $24 million contract to Gateway Inc. for PCs for the Common Computing Environment.

Gateway will provide more than 26,000 computers to the service center agencies supported by the CCE, including the Farm Service Agency, the Rural Development Agency and the Natural Resource Conservation Service. The CCE is a modernization initiative to provide a common set of computers, applications and other technologies so farmers can get assistance at a single place instead of visiting three different agencies.

The agencies will obtain more than 14,800 midrange Gateway E-Series desktop computers, 5,900 high-end E desktops and 5,500 Gateway 450 notebooks for agents in the field, according to company officials.

"We chose Gateway because the company offered the best value over the proposals we received," said Scott Snover, USDA's CCE program manager in a statement.

Gateway's Custom Integrated Solutions group simplified PC set up for the agencies by providing pre-imaged PCs with USDA software built-in, the company said. Most of the computers have been shipped, the company said.

Featured

  • Contracting
    8 prototypes of the border walls as tweeted by CBP San Diego

    DHS contractors face protests – on the streets

    Tech companies are facing protests internally from workers and externally from activists about doing for government amid controversial policies like "zero tolerance" for illegal immigration.

  • Workforce
    By Mark Van Scyoc Royalty-free stock photo ID: 285175268

    At OPM, Weichert pushes direct hire, pay agent changes

    Margaret Weichert, now acting director of the Office of Personnel Management, is clearing agencies to make direct hires in IT, cyber and other tech fields and is changing pay for specialized occupations.

  • Cloud
    Shutterstock ID ID: 222190471 By wk1003mike

    IBM protests JEDI cloud deal

    As the deadline to submit bids on the Pentagon's $10 billion, 10-year warfighter cloud deal draws near, IBM announced a legal protest.

Stay Connected

FCW Update

Sign up for our newsletter.

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.