AboutWeb wins USDA Mycology Lab database support contract extension

AboutWeb was awarded a continuation of the Systematic Mycology and Microbiology Laboratory (SMML) support contract at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. We have supported the SMML under the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) for five years. AboutWeb provides ongoing application and database improvement and maintenance as well as operational support for over a dozen separate applications. We also performed a detailed security audit of the overall SMML system, including numerous public-facing applications. AboutWeb's array of recommended enhancements not only was designed to greatly improve system security for SMML, but also to increase the system's reliability and response time for user-initiated requests.

AboutWeb's customer-focused approach to application development stresses scalability, rapid response, and long-term, value-based solutions for our clients. In addition to USDA, customized application development customers include the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).