Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, through its Center for Global Health, and under the Global Health Security (GHS) Agenda, has identified Zoonotic Diseases one of the key threats; one of GHS objectives is to minimize the risk of zoonotic disease emergence and implement guidance and models on behaviors, policies and practices to minimize spillover, spread, and full emergence of zoonotic disease into human population. To this effect, 24X7SYSTEMS has been awarded a contract to provide Technical Assistance, training and mentorship, and evaluation services to local officials and Ministries of Health, Agriculture and Ecology, worldwide. CDC considers this contract critical to the achievement of the overall efforts and requirements of CDC global health activities.
HRMS, a division of Health and Human Services, awarded 24X7SYSTEMS an enterprise wide contract to enhance and maintain fourteen information technology platforms; the award entails, complete design, development, integration and testing of entire suite of enterprise applications on these platforms; currently HRMS utilizes the systems to provide automated support for various services organization wide. In addition to the full life-cycle services, 24X7SYSTEMS has also been entrusted to create reports and queries, incident resolution, security vulnerability mitigation and SLA driven technical assistance to end-users across the IT enterprise.
The Division of Scientific Education and Professional Development (DSEPD) provides leadership in public health training and education, and manages innovative, evidence-based programs to prepare the health workforce to meet public health challenges of the 21st century. Academic Partnerships to Improve Health (APIH) focuses on improving the health of individuals and communities through alliances among academic associations and CDC. APIH drives improvement of health outcomes by working within the educational systems for public health, medical, and nursing students to enhance teaching of population health concepts; aligning academic approaches (curricula, teaching materials, or methods) and field experiences with ground-level public health priorities and practice needs; supporting workforce development; fostering inter-professional collaboration and learning in health professional education; providing opportunities for hands-on experience for students at CDC headquarter locations. 24X7SYSTEMS was awarded a contract by APIH to provide consulting for managing and coordinating programmatic support for the overall program activities
24X7SYSTEMS has been awarded a contract at CDC’s Global Immunization Division (GID). GID has been operating under a 5 year strategic framework (2011-15), which acts as a guiding document for the range of immunizations-related activities across CDC global programs and with key external partners, including the World Health Organization and UNICEF. GID is planning a review process through which it has begun discussions with staff and external partners regarding its future strategic directions for the next 5 year period (2016-2020). This review process will help determine how GID should move forward with defining the goals and objectives of the 2016-2020 strategic framework. To assist with this process, 24X7SYSTEMS consultant had been assigned with developing a CDC multi-year strategic plan is needed to review materials and information obtained from the 2011 – 2015 strategic framework and provide advice to GID Management team to successfully develop the 2016 – 2020 strategic framework.
David retired from the United States Air Force on 31 December 2015 after over 30 years of service and achieving the rank of Brigadier General. During his career, he served in a wide variety of tactical and fixed communications, information technology, acquisition, space and cyberspace operations positions. He commanded at the squadron and group level and was a vice wing commander. His staff assignments include the Joint Staff, Air Combat Command and Joint Forces Command. In addition, he deployed to Honduras, Saudi Arabia and Qatar. Most recently, David was the Director of Communications, Headquarters Air Combat Command, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia. He previously served as the Director of Command, Control, Communications and Computer Systems and the Chief Information Officer for Joint Forces Command, Norfolk, Virginia. In addition, David served for 15 months in Qatar as the Director of Communications, Air Forces Central, with responsibility for communications, computer, and air traffic control and landing systems supporting the Combined Air Operations Center and all Air Force communications and network systems across the Central Command Area of Responsibility. David has broad experience with cyberspace security and operations, cloud strategies and migrations, mobility solutions, data center operations and maintenance, and space systems operations and acquisition. His full military bio is at: http://www.af.mil/AboutUs/Biographies/Display/tabid/225/Article/108667/brigadier-general-david-c-uhrich.aspx
David received his commission as a distinguished military graduate from Auburn University’s Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps program in 1985. He has a Bachelors’ degree in electrical engineering from Auburn University and a Masters of Science in Business from National-Louis University. He attended the Army’s Command and General Staff College as well as the Air Force’s Air War College.
Dr. K. Lisa Cairns is a medical epidemiologist. She completed medical school at Yale University, followed by a residency in Family Medicine at Duke University Medical Center. She then spent three years working as a clinician in the local hospital on the atoll of Majuro, in the Marshall Islands. This experience inspired her to leave clinical medicine and become a public health practitioner. She returned to the US for a Master’s in Public Health from Johns Hopkins University. After completing this, she joined the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer. After spending two years in Seattle working for the state health department, Dr. Cairns moved to Atlanta to complete a preventive medicine residency in CDC’s domestic TB program. In 2000, she began to work in the field of global immunizations with a focus on measles control. From 2000 – 2014, she held a variety of positions within CDC’s Global Immunization Division, including four years on detail to the World Health Organization’s (WHO’s) China office where she served as leader of the WHO immunization team. In 2014, she retired from CDC. Since then she has worked as an independent consultant to a variety of agencies, including Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, WHO’s South East Asia Regional Office, the University of British Columbia, and CDC. She resides with her son and husband in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.