ICF International (NASDAQ:ICFI), a leading provider of professional services and technology-based solutions to government and commercial clients, was recently awarded one new task order and one re-compete task order with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Center for Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services (CSELS). The task orders were issued under the CDC Information Management Services (CIMS) contract. They have a combined value of $14.4 million and each has a term of 41 months, including one five-month base and three 12-month option periods.
ICF will continue to provide data exchange and laboratory informatics services to support the Laboratory Response Network (LRN), a national security asset that supports more than 150 national and international labs established to respond quickly to acts of chemical or biological threats, emerging infectious diseases and other public health threats and emergencies.
Under the first agreement, a re-compete task order valued at $8.9 million, ICF will continue to support the operations, maintenance and requirements management of the LRN to ensure it is ever-prepared to respond to new and emerging public health threats.
Under the second agreement, a new task order valued at $5.5 million, ICF will work with CSELS to develop, modernize and enhance the LRN by performing design, development, testing, implementation and deployment activities as well as participating in the requirements planning, review and analysis phases to complete the software development lifecycle.
To support this work, ICF brings extensive capabilities in operational support of the LRN, testing, coordination, laboratory information management systems integration (LIMSi), enterprise architecture, requirements management and software development.
“The CSELS LRN data exchange plays a crucial role in keeping the country safe from biological, chemical and radiological terrorism, infectious disease and other public health threats,” said Christine Walrath, vice president for ICF International. “ICF is extremely proud of the role we play in helping CDC manage and improve this important national security asset.”
“ICF brings a powerful combination of preparedness system expertise grounded in public health science to ensure that critical information systems such as the LRN data exchange stand ready to respond to new and emerging public health concerns,” said Mary Whitley, senior vice president for ICF International. “Through this and other key health informatics work, we continue to strengthen and further diversify our surveillance and preparedness portfolio to support our clients’ ever-changing health information and data management needs.”
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