7 U.S. Code § 8002 - Implementation funding and information management
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(a) Additional funds for administrative costs
(1) In general
The Secretary of Agriculture, acting through the Farm Service Agency, may use not more than $55,000,000 of funds of the Commodity Credit Corporation to cover administrative costs associated with the implementation of title I and the amendments made by that title.
The funds referred to in paragraph (1) shall remain available to the Secretary until expended.
(b) Information management
(1) Development of system
The Secretary of Agriculture shall develop a comprehensive information management system, using appropriate technologies, to be used in implementing the programs administered by the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation and the Farm Service Agency.
The information management system developed under this subsection shall be designed to—
(3) Reconciliation of current information management
The Secretary shall ensure that all current information of the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation and the Farm Service Agency is combined, reconciled, redefined, and reformatted in such a manner so that the agencies can use the common information management system developed under this subsection.
(4) Assistance for development of system
The Secretary shall enter into an agreement or contract with a non-Federal entity to assist the Secretary in the development of the information management system. The Secretary shall give preference in entering into an agreement or contract to entities that have—
(A) prior experience with the information and management systems of the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation; and
The information collected using the information management system developed under this subsection may be made available to—
Source(Pub. L. 107–171, title X, § 10706,May 13, 2002, 116 Stat. 519.)
References in Text
Title I and the amendments made by that title, referred to in subsec. (a)(1), is title I of Pub. L. 107–171, May 13, 2002, 116 Stat. 143, which is classified principally to this chapter. For complete classification of title I to the Code, see References in Text note set out under section 7901 of this title and Tables.