Tag Archives: public health

CDC Selects Perspecta, McKing Consulting for Geospatial Support IDIQ

A Perspecta subsidiary and McKing Consulting have won positions on a potential five-year, $48M contract from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to perform geospatial research, analysis and services. CDC awarded $40M to Perspecta’s enterprise services team and another $8M to McKing through the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract, according to a FedBizOpps notice posted Tuesday. Tasks …

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ICF to Continue CDC Public Health Surveillance System Support

ICF has won a potential three-year, $20 million task order to help the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention update a cloud-based public health surveillance system. The company said Thursday it will provide technical expertise and support services for the surveillance, information management, technology, data management and analytic tools of the agency’s BioSense platform. The recompete …

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ICF Lands Water Risk Assessment Contract with EPA; Jennifer Welham Comments

ICF has received a $12.4 million contract to develop criteria that will guide the Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Water in efforts to protect the public from the adverse impact of pollutants in the country’s drinking and recreational waters. The contract with EPA’s health and ecological criteria division includes one eight-month base …

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IBM, FDA Partner to Explore Secure Health Data Exchange Through Blockchain Tech

IBM‘s Watson Health unit and the Food and Drug Administration have entered into a two-year research agreement to study the use of blockchain technology to facilitate a secure exchange of health data. The company said Wednesday the partnership will initially focus on oncology-related information and look into the exchange of owner-mediated data from sources such …

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ICF Secures CDC Public Health Communication Support Contracts; Kris Tremaine Comments

ICF has secured nine contracts worth a combined $34.4 million from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to support CDC’s public health campaigns. CDC will use the company’s campaign development, creative, digital advertising, social marketing and media, stakeholder and traditional engagement expertise to facilitate  multiple projects such as the National Diabetes Prevention Program, ICF said Friday. The …

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Cornell University Gets USDOT Funds for Transportation Research; Oliver Gao Comments

The Transportation Department has awarded Cornell University up to $7 million in funds to lead a research initiative meant to explore technologies that could help reduce potential adverse effects of transportation on public health and the environment, Cornell Chronicle reported Thursday. Tom Fleischman writes Cornell will lead a consortium of …

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Wanda Gamble on Battelle’s Federal Health Analytics Collaborations & Agencies’ Precision Medicine Goals

Wanda Gamble oversees the health and analytics unit at Battelle as a vice president for the nonprofit science and research organization whose federal healthcare clients include the departments of Health and Human Services and Veterans Affairs, HHS components and the Military Health System. She joined Columbus, Ohio-headquartered Battelle in 2012 after three years at …

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HHS Invests Funds to Back Cyber Info Sharing Efforts

The Department of Health and Human Services has awarded $350,000 in cooperative agreements to help private and public healthcare sector partners address cybersecurity threats and develop an information sharing ecosystem. HHS said Tuesday its Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology awarded a competitive agreement to the Ormond Beach, Florida-based National …

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Vistronix to Support NIEHS’ Toxicological Data Analysis Program

Vistronix Intelligence & Technology Solutions has been awarded a five-year, $30 million contract to provide information technology and data analytics support to the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. The company said Friday it aims to help build analytical tools for NIEHS researchers to collect, integrate and visualize data on chemical agents under …

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DataDirect Networks to Provide Storage for UK Agency’s Genome-Sequencing Service

DataDirect Networks will provide its cloud and big data storage technologies and other tools to Public Health England for the U.K. agency’s genome sequencing service on pathogenic bacteria and viruses. The company said Tuesday PHE will use its Storage Fusion Architecture engine, EXAScaler Lustre File System Appliance and WOS Object Storage platform to deliver …

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