On Sept. 19, the FDA published the FDA Voices: “FDA’s IT Strategy: Unlocking Potential, Leading Transformation,” by Vid Desai, Chief Information Officer, and Jessica N. Berrellez, Executive Officer.
The FDA has released the “FDA Information Technology Strategy for Fiscal Years 2024 to 2027.” The agency considers the new IT Strategy more than a roadmap: it’s a shared vision that unites the FDA’s IT portfolio and will foster innovation, enhance public health outcomes, and lead the FDA into a new era of scientific and technological advancement.
FDA IT Strategy for FY 2024-2027
The IT Strategy for Fiscal Years 2024 to 2027, revolves around six key goals:
- Create a Shared OneFDA Ecosystem: Enhance cross-functional collaboration and shift the FDA's culture towards a more integrated approach.
- Strengthen IT Infrastructure: Modernize and secure the underlying IT infrastructure, ensuring adaptability and quick resolution of technology issues.
- Modernize Enterprise Services and Capabilities: Optimize the IT services portfolio to provide stable, resilient, and adaptive solutions that are aligned with mission needs.
- Share Data for Mission Outcomes: Make critical data assets widely available to drive efficiency, excellence, and promote public health innovation.
- Adopt AI and Mission-Driven Innovations: Proactively identify opportunities and risks related to emerging technologies such as AI.
- Cultivate Talent and Leadership: Develop comprehensive technology expertise, leadership, and a robust talent pipeline to keep pace with change.