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USDA National Information Technology Center


The USDA’s National Information Technology Center (NITC) is a federally-owned Cloud Service Provider for systems that are owned by Federal, State, and Local governments. The NITC offers both IaaS and PaaS services.

  • Additional information is available at:
  • The NITC Service Catalog is available at:
The NITC’s Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) cloud offering provides customers with the ability to deploy virtual systems using rapid on-demand self-service, flexible networking capabilities, resource pooling, rapid elasticity and a robust disaster recovery infrastructure within a Virtual Datacenter (VDC) construct on a hybrid cloud infrastructure. The IaaS VDC product is currently available in OpenStack and VMware based configurations.

The NITC’s Platform as a Service (PaaS) offering provides standard hardened virtualized operating systems leveraging advanced server virtualization technologies, compliant security and build standards, and economies of scale. The PaaS offering enablesrapid delivery of cost-effective, fully-managed operating platforms offering expanded controls to securely host customer’s mission critical applications. This NITC PaaS offering is currently available formultiple operating systems, including: RedHat Linux,Microsoft Windows, Oracle Solaris, and IBM AIX.

In addition to the FedRAMP Moderate security control baseline, the NITC has implemented FISMA High security controls within both service offerings.


  • Federally-Compatible TOS

  • Privacy Threshold Analysis (PTA)

  • Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA)

  • System of Records Notice (SORN)

Authority to Operate (ATO)

  • FedRAMP (JAB)

  • FedRAMP (Agency) (link)

  • FedRAMP (CSP Package)

  • Agency Approval

Procurement Options

  • POC:

    NASA Solutions for Enterprise Wide Procurement (SEWP) is a multi-award Government-wide Acquisition Contract focused on commercial Information Technology (IT) products and product-based services. There are 147 pre-competed Contract Holders, many of them small businesses, which serve as resellers of these IT technologies and product-based services. If new to NASA SEWP then please follow the steps below to acquire guidance to create quotes for purchasing using the NASA SEWP contract vehicle:

    • Send an email to titled 'Apps.Gov RFQ request' to include your name, email, agency, contracting officer info (if required), and the product description.
    • A member of the SEWP Customer Care team will contact you within one business day to assist you with creating your RFQ using the SEWP Quote Request Tool (QRT).
    • Upon receipt of an RFQ, the NASA SEWP Contract Holders will add the provider and selected products to their catalog. Reponses to your RFQ can be expected within a few days. At that point, the Contracting Officer will be able to purchase the product.