The IIU team thinks completely outside of the box. IIU is helping us build an IT system that we have tried to get off the ground for years. They are technical experts, enthusiastic about the work, and provide exemplary customer service. IIU is an extremely valuable and unique asset to CDC.

Matthew Penn, 2016 Challenge ApplicantDirector, Public Health Law Program, OSTLTS

After investigating several options for a mock phone app, we realized IIU had resources to create a more realistic version. I reached out, and within 90 minutes IIU sent me exactly what I needed! Thank you for the incredibly prompt, professional service.

Amy GuinnAdvanced Molecular Detection (AMD) Program, NCEZID

Our project is right where it needs to be because of IIU. Through the process, we’ve learned new vocabulary and approaches, such as rapid prototyping and Agile software development, which we can use in our other projects. Together, we are creating a system that will help improve the health of workers in our country.

Allison Tepper, 2016 Challenge WinnerBranch Chief, Hazard Evaluations and Technical Assistance, NIOSH

Being selected gave us ‘permission’ to focus our energy and resources, tap into expertise, and create a new product that will benefit American workers. The Technology Challenge is a great opportunity for CDC employees to be innovative and quickly turn long-held, creative ideas into something tangible and impactful.

Eric Glassford, 2016 Challenge WinnerHazard Evaluations and Technical Assistance, NIOSH

Even though we did not win the Technology Challenge, we feel like we did. IIU worked closely with us to determine what our users needed to ensure we focus on building a useful solution. We could not have done this without IIU.

Carri Cottengim, 2016 Challenge FinalistDivision of Reproductive Health, NCCDPHP

Working as a computer scientist of the National Healthcare Safety Network, my job is to prototype systems with various cutting edge technologies and tools. With the virtual machines on cloud, I am able to develop and test software across platforms easily and quickly. The flexibility and operability of IIU really facilitated my work a lot.

Shuai ZhengComputer Scientist, NCEZIDIIU Service: Cloud

Our program needed a very specific and innovative technology solution.  We relied on IIU’s expertise and out of the box thinking to rapidly solve our issue.

Jim KucikHealth Scientist, Policy Research, Analysis, and Development Office

The bottom line is that working with IIU has been incredibly helpful and productive for us. IIU worked closely with us to understand our needs and to produce a technology solution that will help us have a more efficient process for producing our Communication Surveillance Reports.

Keri Lubell, PhDLead, Research and Evaluations Team, OPHPRProject: CommServe

I always come away from working with the IIU energized. IIU staff are so enthusiastic, and so good at framing new ways we can do things, and ways to test them to see if they work.

Charlotte Kent, PhD, MPHExecutive Editor, Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)Project: MMWR Express

IIU does a great job. Keep up the good work and keep cutting through that red tape. Really appreciate all you do in keeping this agency moving in a more agile fashion.

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