CDC re-ups CSC for surveillance system support

Computer Sciences Corp. won a $25 million contract from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to continue developing and supporting the agency's national electronic disease surveillance system, the company announced Jan. 21.

The one-year task order contract also has one option year.

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

The surveillance system is part of a public health information network that will integrate a variety of activities at all levels of government while meeting confidentiality and security requirements. These activities include surveillance, analysis, communication and field investigations, and response and intervention.

The new task order, which was awarded through the General Services Administration's Answer contract, extends work the company began under a previous contract awarded in October 2000.

Emergint Inc. of Louisville, Ky., will assist CSC on the project. Emergint is a small business that develops and deploys clinical information systems, such as a health data system for medical and public health research.

CSC has more than 65,000 employees and annual revenue of $11.4 billion.

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