In connection with our development of the FoodKeeper mobile app, DMI was recognized by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) for our contributions to the missions of USDA and the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). While attending the awards ceremony, DMI stood out for our use of leading edge technology and integration with mobility. The ceremony, held at USDA’s Jamie L. Whitten Building in DC, was opened with remarks from Mr. Malcom Shorter, the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration at USDA. His remarks, and those of the other speakers and presenters, made clear their commitment to the Department and the positive impacts that we’ve been able to make to their shared mission.
While there were several companies and projects honored as a part of this ceremony, my take away was that DMI stood out from the pack. Common threads with other nominees were that they’d been able to save money for the Department or that they’d provided quality services to the Department for many years. DMI’s FoodKeeper project was new, it was quick, and it was innovative.
Any project that delivers results to the taxpayer is a success and DMI’s public facing application strikes at the core mission area of FSIS. It was clear that our rapid delivery combined with the quality of our application had shown through USDA as an example of how innovation can happen with the right government and industry partnership.
The award comes back to our Bethesda HQ where the FoodKeeper team, led by Cuong James, continues to support a number of USDA projects and looks forward to our next innovative contribution to the federal mission.
Adam McNair, Chief Administrative Officer, DMI