The Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has selected TRW Inc. for a $511 million, seven-year contract to develop and support information systems that aid CDC public health research and serve its centres, institutes and offices.
TRW Systems has designed, tested and installed scientific and administrative systems for the CDC since 1996.
Under the new contract, TRW will expand its work to include the analysis of information requirements for existing and upcoming public health efforts; managing projects and endeavours critical to US public health efforts; and assessing and training users in both CDC-developed and commercial software applications.
TRW Systems will also contribute to the formation of a secure public health information network.
To support the development of CDC systems and processes, TRW is applying Capability Maturity Model-Integrated (CMMI) quality standards and best practices.
CMMI – developed by a coalition of industry, government and the Software Engineering Institute – is used throughout the systems integration industry to objectively assess an organisation’s systems engineering capabilities.