CDC awards IT task to Orkand
- By Dan Caterinicchia, Dan Caterinicchia
- Aug 14, 2001
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Aug. 14 that it awarded the task order for information technology-related support of its National Center for Health Statistics to Orkand Corp.
The task order, awarded under the IT portion of Orkand's General Services Administration corporate contract, includes a one-year base period and four, one-year option periods. The task will start Aug. 15.
Under this award, the center can issue work orders to Orkand for various IT-related tasks, including:
* Health and medical data analysis.
* Statistical programming.
* Database accessibility.
* Data warehousing.
The work may also include special research project support; data management; form development, scanning and indexing; key entry; laboratory data processing; and geographical information systems support.
Because the contract covers such a wide variety of services, it is open-ended and does not have a dollar-value spending ceiling, said Barton Greer, the manager of corporate communications for Falls Church, Va.-based Orkand.