On January 30, 2023, the Data Liberation Project sent the Department of Agriculture a request for two categories of records:

On July 26, 2023, the USDA emailed its response 📄: “The [Office of the Chief Information Officer] searched for records responsive to your request between January 1, 2013 and the present. The search identified one excel spreadsheet responsive to your request. The spreadsheet is being released to you in full, with no exemptions applied.”

The spreadsheet lists 2,985 active, proposed, in-development, phasing-out, and retired databases and information systems. Its 23 columns provide a range of attributes about each system, including:

(Not all systems have all attributes listed.)

Here is an example entry from the spreadsheet:

Column Value
Name Electronic Disqualified Recipient System Application (EDRS)
Aliases E-DRS
Lifecycle status Active
Owning Agency FNS
Sub-Agency (None)
Workflow Contact [email address]
Description The eDRS application provides authorized users with a single, user friendly and web based interface for accessing the most up to date and comprehensive data on disqualified Food Stamp recipients. This system centralizes and improves upon the earlier DRS
Application Type Server-based Application
Component Type Application
Acronym E-DRS
Business Point of Contact Name [name]
Business POC Email Address [email address]
Internal: Actual decommission date (None)
Internal: Expected decommission date 2030-10-09 00:00:00
Internal: Live date 2018-08-09 00:00:00
Internal: Expected decommission reason Expected replacement/obsolescence
Internal: In Development From (None)
Internal: Phase Out From 2030-09-11 00:00:00
AgMax Migration Yes
Authority to Operate (ATO) effective date 2020-08-11 00:00:00
Authority to Operate (ATO) expiration date 2023-08-11 00:00:00
Authority to Operate (ATO) status Approved
Build Custom-built

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