CACI wins $1B CDC contract

By Molly Merrill
10:15 AM

CACI International Inc., an Arlington, Va.-based provider of IT solutions, has won a 10-year contract to support the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Information Technology Infrastructure work under the overall CDC Information Management Services (CIMS) contract.

The $1 billion contract represents new business for CACI in the healthcare IT field, and strengthens the company's functional core competency in enterprise IT and network services, said officials.

"CACI continues to execute on its strategic growth plan of aligning its capabilities with the nation's highest priorities, such as improving healthcare and enhancing government systems, said Paul Cofoni, CACI's president and CEO. "The Centers for Disease Control is new to our family of clients and this contract is key to CACI's strategy of increasing our support to federal healthcare agencies. We look forward to offering the CDC proven solutions for its important mission."

Founded in 1946, the CDC addresses issues affecting the public's health and has a workforce of more than 10,000 federal employees and approximately 6,000 contract staff. The CDC CIMS work covers information and data analysis, requirements analysis, the design and development of new systems, system security, modifications to existing systems, database administration, and user training.

Under the contract, CACI will provide support at the CDC's main campus in Atlanta as well as its offices worldwide. CACI's infrastructure support will help the CDC reach its goals of providing close to real-time gathering of health information, developing analytic tools for scientists, and enhancing public health and community collaboration.

"CACI has an excellent track record of improving efficiency, maintaining security, and reducing costs in IT infrastructure environments," said Bill Fairl, CACI's president of U.S. operations. "Our support will play a pivotal role in helping the Centers for Disease Control continue to provide credible health information and better protect the health of the public,"