American Geophysical Unionâs Jeremy Caves (left) and Elizabeth Landau (center) learns about CAPI- Computer Assisted Personal Interview software from U.S. Department of Agricultureâs (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Serviceâs (NASS) Alex Minchenkov (right), during Congressional Visits Day at the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, DC, on Wednesday, April 6, 2011.
Mr. Minchenkovâs demonstrated how USDA interviewers use âcloud-computingâ to generate appropriate questions for people in communities across the United States and itâs territories. The responses are instantly sent from touch pad computers, to web-based storage for instant analysis and then become a public resource for the USDA. Representatives provided information and pamphlets about the Research, Education, and Economics (REE) mission area. The event allows U.S. representatives, staff and Capitol Hill guests the opportunity to learn about the REE mission and benefits to America. REEâs leadership responsibility is to advance scientific knowledge related to agriculture through research, extension, and education. USDA photo by Lance Cheung.
May 1, 2014
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