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Audit of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Cybersecurity Controls Over the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) serves as the lead HHS operating division responsible for developing and testing methods of disease prevention and control, implementing operational programs relating to environmental health problems, and conducting health promotion programs and educational activities designed to improve the health of the American people. The Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) is a national vaccine safety surveillance program run by CDC and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). VAERS serves as an early warning system to detect possible safety issues with U.S. vaccines by collecting information about adverse events (possible side effects or health problems) that occur after vaccination. We will determine whether select VAERS cybersecurity controls are in place, in accordance with Federal requirements.

Announced or Revised Agency Title Component Report Number(s) Expected Issue Date (FY)
December 2019 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Audit of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Cybersecurity Controls Over the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System Office of Audit Services W-00-20-42026 2020