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SAIC to Provide Systems Development Services to the NEDSS

via PRNewswire

ATLANTA , Dec. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) announced today it was awarded a $27.6 million contract to support the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), providing full Systems Development Life Cycle services for the continued design, development and implementation of the National Electronic Disease Surveillance System(NEDSS) Program Area Modules (PAMs) and CDC Area Modules (CAMs).

This time and materials award has a base year worth $11,149,525 and two option years worth $10,259,532 and $10,150,162 respectively, for a combined total of $31,559,219.

The NEDSS project is CDC's public health initiative to provide a standards-based, integrated approach to disease surveillance in state and local public health departments. A key objective for NEDSS is to improve the nation's ability to identify and track emerging infectious diseases, investigate outbreaks and to monitor disease trends.

"NEDSS is an important cornerstone to CDC's vision and strategy for the Public Health Information Network," said David Groves , SAIC vice president for Public Health Informatics. "We look forward to continuing our support to CDC and the National Center for Public Health Informatics in advancing the breadth and quality of disease surveillance and public health preparedness nationwide."

This project is an important extension of the NEDSS Base System deployed by the CDC in 2003. The PAMs are disease specific and designed to run at health departments nationwide, with or without the NEDSS Base System. CAMs are designed to reside at the CDC as part of the CDC external Web presence.

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