Major programs within CDC

National Electronic Disease Surveillance System. CDC is working with state and local health agencies to improve its IT systems. The long-term goal is a system that automatically gathers health data from a variety of sources on a real-time basis, monitors community health, analyzes trends, detects emerging problems and provides information for setting public health policy. CDC will try to ensure that new state information systems will communicate with each other securely and reliably.

Core Financial Management System. CDC is upgrading its current financial system, the Total Online Processing System, which handles information about grant recipients, vendor and travel payments, travel and payroll information, and financial reports. The Financial Management Office's goal is to replace or upgrade TOPS with an enterprise business system. The agency is drawing up a business case to determine how it should proceed. CDC will look at off-the-shelf software in its effort to field a new system, but the software must meet
the requirements of the Joint Financial Management Improvement Program.

Enterprise resource planning system. CDC is considering replacement of its integrated mainframe administrative applications, known as CDC/IS. The aging applications automate workflow, directory services, authorizations and security, but they have not kept up with the agency's needs. IT managers are hoping to replace them with a commercial ERP system.

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