Palantir wins $7.4 million contract from CDC

American data analytics company, Palantir Technologies Inc. (NYSE:PLTR) announced today it was awarded a $7.4 million one-year contract renewal with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to continue to provide an outbreak response and disease surveillance solution for the Data Collation and Integration for Public Health Event Response (DCIPHER) Program.

The company said in a statement that the award deepens Palantir’s more than decade-long partnership with the CDC on disease surveillance efforts and is distinct from Palantir’s COVID-19 response work with U.S. federal health agencies. Palantir’s partnership with the CDC dates back to 2010 when it was initially brought in to help the agency better manage foodborne outbreaks.

DCIPHER is designed to assist public health experts in routine disease surveillance and outbreak management for real-time events. The core platform, based on Palantir Foundry, facilitates the collection and integration of various sources of epidemiological, surveillance, and laboratory data and provides tools for multiple organizations, including CDC’s jurisdictional partners, to investigate and take action.

Examples of programs currently using DCIPHER include the System for Enteric Disease Response, Investigation, and Coordination (SEDRIC) and the National Wastewater Surveillance System (NWSS) within the CDC’s Division of Foodborne, Waterborne, and Environmental Diseases.

“Using data to help prevent disease outbreaks and respond to public health emergencies are the kind of problems we built Palantir to help solve,” said Palantir USG President Akash Jain. “We’ve been proud to work with the public health experts at the CDC for over a decade and look forward to our continued partnership.”

Palantir Foundry enables data-driven decision-making by integrating data from siloed data sources and enabling granular access across various organizations. It is used by several federal health agencies, including the National Institutes of Health, the Department of Health and Human Services, and the Food and Drug Administration, and was also used by several military branches to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.


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