Project Updates, December 2022


CDC is committed to engaging with jurisdictions, CDC programs, and key partners for their feedback as we move forward with modernizing the National Electronic Disease Surveillance System Base System (NBS). Here are the latest updates for December 2022:

Developing a roadmap

  • CDC is continuing to work with the United States Digital Service (USDS) and the NBS Change Control Board (CCB) to finalize a product strategy and initial roadmap for NBS modernization. The initial short-term NBS modernization roadmap is expected to be finalized in (TBD) with quarterly updates from CDC and USDS.
    • CDC will engage jurisdictions throughout development to ensure that the team understands the needs of both NBS users and jurisdictions considering NBS — Ongoing
    • Jurisdiction feedback will inform decision-making for the modernization roadmap, which will be reviewed and refined on a quarterly basis with additional input from the CCB.
  • Initial kickoff meeting with jurisdictions to discuss deliverables, plans, processes, and updates and lay out the roadmap plans — Early January 2023.
  • Engagement with NBS User Group (NUG) during the biweekly meetings – show prototype, share status updates, and get feedback — Biweekly.

Contract support

  • CDC is onboarding additional staff, both contract and full-time employees, to support NBS modernization.
    • A modernization pilot has begun with initial contract resources.
    • CDC aims to expand modernization efforts with additional contract resources ­­— began in September 2022.
  • CDC is continuing to explore future options for expanding NBS’ capabilities such as:
    • offering jurisdictions the option to use a centralized cloud instance of NBS hosted by CDC
    • Adding support for additional conditions like HIV.