WASHINGTON D.C. – Heartland Consulting announced today that it has been awarded a contract by United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to provide programming support to the Food Safety Research Information Office (FSRIO).FSRIO assists the federal government and private research entities in assessing food safety research needs and priorities, and to prevent unintended duplication of food safety research.  In addition, FSRIO works in cooperation with the National Institutes of Health, the Food and Drug Administration, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, public institutions, and—on occasion—private research interests. The contract was awarded through Heartland’s STARS II vehicle. STARS II is a small business set-aside created to provide IT services to federal agencies from a large pool of pre-approved industry partners. 

The mission of FSRIO is to provide the food safety research community and general public with information on publicly and privately funded food safety research. Heartland will provide a variety of programming support to FSRIO in support of this mission: Huginn software development and training; Drupal development support; Section 508 web content accessibility and compliance; xpath programming, and program implementation.

“Heartland is very pleased to receive this award. We look forward to fully supporting the needs of USDA and the FSRIO with a wide range of missions, and continuing to expand our range of programming and web development support services,” said John English, CEO of Heartland Consulting.