MeriTalk: NIH Kicking off New IT Strategic Plan

“The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has invested “proactively and  preemptively” in technology, so that when the coronavirus pandemic hit NIH it was able to seamlessly transition to a telework environment, according to the NIH CIO and Director of the Center for Information Technology, Andrea Norris.”

“After more than a year of lessons learned in the pandemic era, NIH is kicking off a new IT strategic plan this month that will include changes in the workplace, including with telework.”

“’We’re getting ready to do a new NIH IT strategic plan we’re going to  kick off in September, and we’re excited about that,’ Norris said during a Federal News Network event on Sept. 16. ‘Looking at things we’ve learned through the pandemic and, where over the next few years the kinds of capabilities that we think are going to be really important  for us to put in place, where we need to accelerate, things that we might need to make some adjustments…”

“Over the last year, Norris said NIH conducted three million virtual meetings involving 10 million participants from all over the world. For staff not working in the labs, telework became the new normal, and Norris said NIH “did not really miss a beat” in the transition…” Read the full article here.

Source: NIH Kicking off New IT Strategic Plan – By Grace Dille, September 17, 2021. MeriTalk.

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