CDC re-ups CSC for surveillance support

The Centers for Disease Control has awarded a $25 million contract for continued development of a national electronic disease surveillance system.

The new task order, awarded to Computer Sciences Corp. through the General Services Administration's Answer contract, extends work the company began under an October, 2000, contract.

The surveillance system is part of a public health information network that links and integrates a variety of public health activities while meeting confidentiality and security requirements.

CSC of El Segundo, Calif., will continue to support the full software development lifecycle for the surveillance system's base system as well as support the CDC's plans for initial deployment to 20 state and local sites.

Emergint Inc., a Louisville, Ky., small business that develops clinical information systems, will assist CSC.

About the Author

William Welsh is a freelance writer covering IT and defense technology.

Featured

  • business meeting (Monkey Business Images/Shutterstock.com)

    Civic tech volunteers help states with legacy systems

    As COVID-19 exposed vulnerabilities in state and local government IT systems, the newly formed U.S. Digital Response stepped in to help. Its successes offer insight into existing barriers and the future of the civic tech movement.

  • data analytics (Shutterstock.com)

    More visible data helps drive DOD decision-making

    CDOs in the Defense Department are opening up their data to take advantage of artificial intelligence and machine learning tools that help surface insights and improve decision-making.

Stay Connected