The Office of Cyber Infrastructure and Computational Biology (OCICB) manages technologies supporting NIAID biomedical research programs. The office provides a spectrum of management, technologies development, applications/software engineering, bioinformatics support, and professional development.
OCICB works closely with NIAID intramural, extramural, and administrative staff to provide technical support, liaison, coordination, and consultation on a wide variety of ventures. These projects and initiatives are aimed at ensuring ever increasing interchange and dissemination of scientific information within the federal government and among the worldwide scientific network of biomedical researchers.
Bioinformatics and Computational Bioscience Branch
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Customer Services Branch
The Customer Services Branch (CSB) provides technical and tactical cyber technologies (CT) management and intramural support for biomedical research programs in NIAID. CSB delivers CT infrastructure to facilitate electronic communication within NIAID through global scientific and clinical data exchange. CSB provides a framework for automated information sharing and collaboration.
NIAID biodefense areas receive CSB technology support through the use of performance standards and strict adherence to security procedures.
CSB responsibilities include
Operations and Engineering Branch
The Operations and Engineering Branch (OEB) provides technical and tactical cyber technologies (CT) management and support for NIAID extramural biomedical research programs.
OEB delivers essential and assured services to facilitate communication using electronic systems and a collegial, authorized, and accessible framework for automated information sharing and collaboration, including shared network applications and Internet access.
OEB responsibilities include
Program Management Branch
The Program Management Branch (PMB) leads and coordinates technology-related policy, strategic planning, program and project liaison, program and project collaboration, and resource administration for NIAID biomedical technologies programs. PMB is the intra- and interagency liaison between the NIAID Cyber Technologies (CT) Program and the chief information officer.
PMB responsibilities include
Software Engineering Branch
The Software Engineering Branch (SEB) provides technical and tactical cyber technology management and support for NIAID biomedical research programs.
SEB designs, develops, maintains, implements, and manages software, systems, and applications that provide enhanced support to NIAID. These systems are designed to support specific areas, such as the Scientific Coding and Referral System (SCORS) and the Acquisition Management Budget Information System (AMBIS) 2000. SEB also ensures compliance with Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI).
Throughout the Cyber Technologies Program (CTP), SEB is responsible for
Last Updated March 15, 2010