Fort Collins Science Center Web Applications Team
FORT Public Applications
FORT Secure Applications
Partner Public Applications
Partner Secure Applications
The FORT Web Applications Team: Who We Are
The FORT Web Apps Team is a group of application software and systems specialists, programmers, business analysts, technical writers, and other IT specialists who design, develop, and deploy Web-based applications for natural resource scientists and managers. Clients and partners can use these products to collect, integrate, and report data on their science and management activities.
The Web Apps Team is part of the USGS-U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) Joint Development Team (JDT). The JDT was formed by an interagency agreement between the USGS and the FWS that allows the bureaus to share contract staff and physical IT resources. This offers several advantages:
The Web Apps Team comprises federal employees and a large team of contract professionals from the JDT that directly support the USGS and its customers, including the U.S. Department of the Interior and several of its agencies (Bureau of Reclamation, Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service).
What We Do
The Web Apps Team specializes in putting together custom standards-based, open-source component projects to build applications that serve a specific science or management need (see "Links to Secure Applications"). This original work also involves building and supporting secure environments, including collaboration environments, where USGS scientists and partners can access and interact with distributed databases, files, and one another. The Team's products fall into three overlapping and often interdependent categories of products and services:
Where We Are Going
The Web Apps Team is well-positioned to meet a variety of science and information management needs. New technologies are constantly being developed and applied to emerging natural resource management needs. Our diverse team has the experience, training, and depth of knowledge to create applications that can be adapted to many different kinds of situations and needs, from field applications to asset management to secure collaboration environments. These applications allow investigators and managers alike to work together to provide and apply the best science available to critical management decisions.