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Oregon Health Authority Selects CDI Infrastructure Subsidiary - L.R. Kimball - and SAIC to Conduct Security Analysis and Prepare Security Plan for Health Insurance Exchange Project
Sep 07, 2011 (04:09 PM EDT)

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CDI Corporation today announced that its Engineering Solutions Infrastructure subsidiary, L.R. Kimball, has been selected by the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) to conduct cyber security analysis and prepare a security plan for their Health Insurance Exchange project.  These services will be provided along with L.R. Kimball's subcontractor, Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC).

The OHA, as part of its ongoing effort to transform Oregon's health system for better health, better care and lower costs, is working with the Oregon Health Insurance Exchange Corporation and Oregon Department of Human Services to develop the technology for a Health Insurance Exchange (HIX) that will create a modular, reusable IT solution. The robust and agile IT infrastructure will reflect and support the business needs and policy goals of the federal-state partnership as embodied in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010.

As industry leaders in the field of cyber security, L.R. Kimball and SAIC have a long track record of working successfully with federal, state and local agencies in Oregon and across the country.  To support the development of the Oregon HIX, they will conduct an information security analysis and develop a security plan that takes into account the following elements:

  • System threats and vulnerabilities
  • Current system security controls and their resulting risk levels, and
  • Recommended safeguards to reduce the system's risk exposure

"We are pleased to be working with the OHA/DHS as they build security into the DNA of the HIX project," says Jeremy L. Smith, Senior Consultant for L.R. Kimball's Networks and Security group.  "Having IT security and privacy controls in place helps ensure that any Personally Identifiable Information, Protected Health Information, or financial information is appropriately safeguarded."

About CDI & L.R. Kimball

Headquartered in Philadelphia, CDI Corp. (NYSE: CDI) is a leading provider of engineering & information technology outsourcing solutions and professional staffing.  Its operating units include CDI Engineering Solutions, CDI IT Solutions, CDI AndersElite Limited and Management Recruiters International, Inc.  The company's Engineering Solutions Infrastructure subsidiary, L. R. Kimball (, is among the nation's leading professional service companies offering clients architectural and structural, mechanical and electrical design services, security systems design, civil, environmental and transportation engineering expertise, communications technology solutions and consulting.  Learn more at

About SAIC

SAIC is a Fortune 500 scientific, engineering and technology applications company headquartered in the United States with numerous federal, state, and private sector clients. SAIC works extensively with the United States Department of Defense (DoD), the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and the United States intelligence community, as well as other U.S. Government civil agencies and selected commercial markets.  SAIC has a strong commitment to supporting programs of national importance -- working to help solve our country's most significant problems. SAIC offers a broad range of services and products to address its customers' most complex and critical technology-related needs in national security, energy, environment, critical infrastructure and health services.