Nextgov: HHS Proposes ‘IT Control Tower’ to Manage Strategic National Stockpile

“As the nation’s strategic stockpile of pandemic response resources dwindles, the Health and Human Services Department is looking at how to overhaul the program, including creating an overarching IT infrastructure to coordinate, manage and analyze supplies across the public and private sectors.”

“A request for information posted to beta.SAM.gov outlines the agency’s plan to rearchitect the strategy behind the Strategic National Stockpile to ensure better reserves are available to handle future emergencies.”

“In times of crisis, “The supplies, medicines and devices for lifesaving care contained in the stockpile are to be used as a short-term, stopgap buffer when the supply of sufficient amounts of these materials may not be immediately available,” the RFI states.”

“In order to meet these needs in the future, the new strategy proposes meeting four objectives…” Read the full article here.

Source: HHS Proposes ‘IT Control Tower’ to Manage Strategic National Stockpile – By Aaron Boyd, May 20, 2020. Nextgov.

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