Office of the Chief Information Officer

United States Department of Agriculture

Departmental Regulation 3630-001

Office of the Chief Information Officer

USDA Enterprise Shared Services (ESS)


USDA’s Enterprise Shared Services (ESS) environment is a strategic component of both USDA’s Enterprise Architecture and its vision of business transformation.  ESS provides a common technical infrastructure to support the development, delivery and management of Web-based information and services, and USDA documents and records.  The ESS environment includes, but is not limited to: the Enterprise Portal; Web Content, Collaboration and Document/Records Management tools; Taxonomy; Common Employee Database; the “Google” search engine; and Web presentation standards.

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