Message from the Chief Information Officer

CDC OCIO, Suzi Connor

For 75 years, CDC has been at the forefront of protecting the public’s health, leading efforts to contain, curtail and ultimately cure the diseases that threaten the health and safety of our country. Never in our agency’s history has this been more evident as our nation responded to one of the greatest public health emergencies in a generation. The COVID-19 pandemic and the CDC response has altered how we operate, collaborate with CDC’s vital partners, and accelerate the deployment of modernized, emerging technologies. It is the Office of the Chief Information Officer’s honor to enable and support the dedicated and world-renowned public health professionals we work alongside every day.

As the CDC continues to respond to the demands of the COVID-19 pandemic by deploying modernized technology and data capabilities upon which our mission depends, our IT infrastructure supports an almost entirely remote workforce responsible for mission-critical functions. Together our accomplishments and the capabilities developed over the past three years have prepared the CDC to respond to the pandemic, thwart unprecedented cybersecurity attacks, and improve IT governance that has saved the agency millions.

I am honored to serve as CDC’s Chief Information Officer at such a pivotal time for the agency. The CDC IT Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years (FY) 2021 – 2023 is forged from our response to COVID-19, our efforts over the last three years, and the CDC Data Modernization Initiative (DMI). The CDC IT Strategic Plan FY 2021-2023 reflects the agency’s goal to deliver technology services, capabilities, and infrastructure that are modern, flexible, sustainable, and interoperable to improve the health and well-being of the public.

I invite you to learn more about how the CDC’s specific IT strategic goals and objectives will provide the foundational technological capabilities to help make sure CDC’s centers, institutes, offices, and partners have the right data at the right time to answer the most important public health questions.

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Suzi Connor
Chief Information Officer

The Office of the Chief Information Officer is part of CDC’s Office of the Chief Operating Officer.