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NIH lab mines GSA's cloud, analytics know-how

To accelerate the upgrade of its infrastructure, data and applications, the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development has signed an agreement with the  General Services Administration.

The collaboration will leverage GSA's Technology Transformation Services' Centers of Excellence (CoE) team of cloud adoption, data and analytics experts and will be supported by private-sector teams and expert practitioners using documented best practices from the federal and private sectors, according to a May 4 GSA statement.

NICDH researches a wide range of child, familial and reproductive health issues.

The collaboration, said the agencies, will speed up the research organization's modernization of its headquarters in Bethesda, Md., as well as its field offices and operations, and will uncover "immediate business value" that NICHD can capitalize on quickly.

"It is more important than ever to focus on cross-agency collaboration, and I look forward to seeing the fantastic results that will be achieved at NIH through this IT modernization partnership," GSA Administrator Emily Murphy said in the statement.

"The addition of NIH as a new partner is a testament to the dedication of the CoE, and the larger TTS team, to continue to serve agency partners amid today's challenging environment," said TTS Director Anil Cheriyan in the statement. "The CoE will help the NICHD team advance foundational technology elements, such as infrastructure, data, and applications that are critical enablers of its mission."

This article was first posted to FCW, a sibling site to GCN.

About the Author

Mark Rockwell is a senior staff writer at FCW, whose beat focuses on acquisition, the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Energy.

Before joining FCW, Rockwell was Washington correspondent for Government Security News, where he covered all aspects of homeland security from IT to detection dogs and border security. Over the last 25 years in Washington as a reporter, editor and correspondent, he has covered an increasingly wide array of high-tech issues for publications like Communications Week, Internet Week, Fiber Optics News, magazine and Wireless Week.

Rockwell received a Jesse H. Neal Award for his work covering telecommunications issues, and is a graduate of James Madison University.

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