Perspecta has been awarded a prime contract by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to use geospatial information to respond to public health threats.
The $40 million, 5-year contract is for the CDC’s Geospatial Research, Analysis, and Services Program, or GRASP.
Under the contract, Perspecta will support CDC and other agencies and public health partners in responding to public health threats using spatial data analysis and communication capabilities to effectively analyze location and health information.
Additionally, Perspecta will be responsible for linking geographic information system science analytics, technology and visualization capabilities to public health initiatives.
“Perspecta takes pride in knowing that the work we do directly impacts the people in the communities in which we live and work,” said Mac Curtis, Perspecta president and CEO. “We look forward to leveraging our innovative GIS and IT capabilities to play a pivotal role in helping the CDC protect American citizens from health, safety and security threats both in the United States and abroad.”
Perspecta will be taking a multidisciplinary approach to spatially analyze data, which will help CDC protect against public health threats while also supporting public health research for the preparedness and prevention of future threats. The company said it plans to combine geospatial science — including epidemiology, geospatial statistics and environmental modeling — with IT expertise in data management, analytics, application development and project coordination to meet the GIS needs of the GRASP program.