Office of the Chief Information Officer

United States Department of Agriculture

Data Center Operations (DCO)

National Information Technology Center (NITC)

What We Do

Data Center Operations (DCO) is responsible for the management and operation of the National Information Technology Center (NITC) including the USDA Enterprise Data Centers in Kansas City, Missouri, Saint Louis, Missouri, and Beltsville, Maryland.



NITC has provided services as a federated data center since 1973 and has performed data center migrations since the 1980s. NITC cross-services 14 federal departments/bureaus.


The NITC-managed Enterprise Data Center is a federally owned Cloud services provider; offering agencies enterprise class infrastructure built from the ground up with market leading technologies. NITC continues to innovate with the introduction of new Cloud services and utilize “green” industry best practices as much as possible to improve energy efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Customer Service

NITC offers 24x7 monitoring and expert technical support to ensure customers can focus on their core business without worrying about IT infrastructure.

Contact Us
888-USE-NITC or 816-926-6660