CDC sets deal for nationwide health network

CDC sets deal for nationwide health network

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has awarded a $511 million, seven-year contract to TRW Inc. to develop and support information systems for public health research, surveillance and intervention efforts nationwide.

Under the contract, TRW will create a secure and shared network which will let CDC and its partners share public health information, and clinical and laboratory data, TRW officials said. It will also be used to transmit messages and alerts.

TRW and its subcontractors will analyze the information requirements for current and upcoming health programs and train users in applications for the systems.

TRW will apply Capability Maturity Model-Integration quality standards. The standards, developed by the Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon University along with representatives of industry and government, are used to assess an organization's systems engineering capabilities.

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