Data Management, Cybersecurity Top Priorities for New FDA Office

Health IT Security

Jill McKeon

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the formation of the Office of Digital Transformation (ODT), which will report directly to the FDA commissioner. The office is a reorganization of the agency’s data management, IT, and cybersecurity functions.

“The reorganization allows the FDA to bring more effective and efficient data and IT management, built on best practices, to streamline and advance FDA operations by reducing duplicative processes, implementing technological efficiencies using projects that deliver the most customer benefits, and promoting shared services within agency offices and centers to strategically and securely further the agency’s regulatory mission,” the announcement stated.

The reorganization follows the...

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