Accession Number : ADA256736
Title : Information Dissemination: Case Studies on Electronic Dissemination at Four Agencies.
Descriptive Note : Information dissemination
Corporate Author : GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC INFORMATION MANAGEMENT AND TECHNOLOGY DIV
Report Date : Jul 1992
Pagination or Media Count : 48
Abstract : The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Computerized Information Delivery Service (CIDS) is a system to electronically disseminate a wide range of perishable and time-sensitive agricultural data to news and information services for distribution to their subscribers or to others interested in large amounts of USDA information. Perishable and time-sensitive data are defined as data with a limited useful life; data that lose their significance if they do not reach the proper users in a timely manner; and data that, when replaced, are completely replaced. Some of the information provided by CIDS includes crop, livestock, and price statistics; export sales reports; and foreign agriculture trade leads.
Descriptors : *COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION , *INFORMATION SYSTEMS , DATA BASES , TOXICOLOGY , ELECTRONICS
Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
Computer Programming and Software
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE