GST is currently working with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to integrate meteorological data from NOAA's data repositories into a USDA cloud-hosted environment for the Agricultural Research Service (ARS). Stemming from studies that identified areas of improvement needed by the USDA for its research needs, the work by GST to build data access from NOAA is important for USDA's modeling and operational needs, as well as climate research, and is part of a larger effort to build an interoperable, inter-agency architecture that improves and expands data access for all USDA stakeholders.