CDC Awards DRT Strategies Five-Year, National Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Registry Support Contract

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) selects DRT Strategies as the prime contractor to provide technical, database, and user experience support to the National ALS Registry. The web registry collects and provides information regarding ALS, sometimes called Lou Gehrig’s disease, and facilitates research into the causes of and potential cures for the disease.

DRT Strategies, Inc. (DRT) (http://www.drtstrategies.com), a leading provider of technology and management consulting services and solutions to federal agencies, the U.S. Navy, and enterprise clients in the technology and financial services sectors, announced today that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) awarded the company the five-year contract to provide technical, database, and user experience support for the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Registry located at (http://www.cdc.gov/als).

ATSDR’s ALS Registry collects and provides users with information regarding the disease and facilitates research for medical professionals and individual researchers. Two key objectives of the engagement are to improve access to the registry portal for ALS patients and to simplify the experience for authorized researchers to access the registry’s data. To this end, DRT together with CDC/ATSDR and drawing on its deep expertise in the Health IT space, will design, develop, and deploy web-based software applications, provide production, user, client, and technical support, and manage database enhancements.

“The ALS Ice Bucket viral videos have heightened awareness and increased fund raising for finding a cure for ALS,” commented DRT Strategies CEO, Susan Kidd. “On behalf of all DRTers, we are proud to be selected to partner with the CDC in its search for a cure by putting our technology expertise and our capabilities in deploying innovative solutions toward this important cause.”

About The National ALS Registry
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), sometimes called Lou Gehrig's disease, is a progressive disease that attacks the nerve cells that control voluntary movement. The National ALS Registry is a congressionally mandated registry for persons in the U.S. with ALS. It is the only population-based registry in the U.S. that collects information to help scientists learn more about who gets ALS and its causes. No one knows for sure what causes ALS and currently there is no cure. People with ALS are encouraged to join Registry and complete the brief risk-factor surveys because the answers these patients provide could help scientists defeat ALS. The Registry is located at http://www.cdc.gov/als.

About DRT Strategies
Celebrating its 10th year in business, DRT Strategies, Inc. (DRT) is a leading management and technology consulting firm providing information technology (IT) solutions, health information management, program management, and financial management solutions to federal agencies, the U. S. Navy, and enterprise clients in the technology and financial services sectors. The company holds ISO 9001:2008 certification, has achieved CMMI-DEV Level 2, and is a certified woman-owned, 8(a) small business (WOSB). DRT is headquartered in Arlington, Virginia with offices in Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Maryland, San Diego, California, Atlanta, Georgia, New Orleans, Louisiana, and Charleston, South Carolina. More information on the company can be found at http://www.drtstrategies.com.

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