GovernmentCIO: FDA’s FY 2022 Budget Calls for Additional Funding to Strengthen IT Infrastructure

FDA is requesting additional funding in its fiscal year 2022 budget to bolster data modernization, secure and strengthen supply chain, transition to cloud and develop new technology solutions.”

“In late May, FDA submitted a $6.5 billion budget request as part of the White House’s FY 2022 budget — $477 million more than the agency’s FY 2021 funding level, to better support critical public health infrastructure, core food safety and medical product safety programs.”

“Speaking to the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, FDA and Related Agencies, Dr. Janet Woodcock, FDA’s acting commissioner, said that the additional funds will improve FDA’s performance and enable the agency to modernize operations. ”

“’The budget I present to you today will directly support our efforts to evolve and modernize how we accomplish our mission, our workforce and operations,’ Woodcock stated. ‘We’re embarking on a multi-year effort to upgrade and modernize our physical and technological infrastructure.'”

“FDA has requested $185 million to improve the critical public health infrastructure. The agency plans to allocate $76 million of that funding to advance its data modernization efforts, Woodcock explained.”

“’Technological advances have and will continue to revolutionize human and animal health… As a byproduct of these exciting advances, the amount and variety of data that FDA generates, needs and uses is rapidly increasing, but we’re often hampered by antiquated methods,’ Woodcock said.”

“These additional funds would enable FDA to modernize its data infrastructure, better gather information and identify, analyze and respond to potential challenges faster…” Read the full article here.

Source: FDA’s FY 2022 Budget Calls for Additional Funding to Strengthen IT Infrastructure – By Sarah Sybert, June 10, 2021. GovernmentCIO.

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