John Picanso - Update on Electronic CVI Data Standards


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Update on Electronic CVI Data Standards - Mr. John Picanso, USDA, from the 2014 NIAA Annual Conference titled 'The Precautionary Principle: How Agriculture Will Thrive', March 31 - April 2, 2014, Omaha, NE, USA.

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John Picanso - Update on Electronic CVI Data Standards

  1. 1. Electronic Data Exchange - 2014 National Institute for Animal Agriculture Meeting - John Picanso Chief Information Officer U.S. Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Veterinary Services
  2. 2. Why Standards?
  3. 3. Images are from the information described in the following article. Based on a 10% of ICVIs in 49 states. A national-scale picture of US cattle movements obtained from Interstate Certificate of Veterinary Inspection data MG Buhnerkempe, DA Grear, K Portacci, RS Miller, JE Lombard, CT Webb. Preventive Veterinary Medicine. 2013 A national-scale picture of U.S. cattle movements obtained from Interstate Certificate of Veterinary Inspection data
  4. 4. - NATIONAL STRATEGY - The Strategy focuses on achieving five goals: 1. Drive Collective Action through Collaboration and Accountability. We can best reach our shared vision when working together, using governance models that enable mission achievement, adopting common processes where possible to build trust, simplifying the information sharing agreement development process, and supporting efforts through performance management, training, and incentives. 2. Improve Information Discovery and Access through Common Standards. Improving discovery and access involves developing clear policies for making information available to approved individuals. Secure discovery and access relies on identity, authentication, and authorization controls, data tagging, enterprise-wide data correlation, common information sharing standards, and a rigorous process to certify and validate their use. 3. Optimize Mission Effectiveness through Shared Services and Interoperability. Efforts to optimize mission effectiveness include shared services, data and network interoperability, and increased efficiency in acquisition. 4. Strengthen Information Safeguarding through Structural Reform, Policy, and Technical Solutions. To foster trust and safeguard our information, policies and coordinating bodies must focus on identifying, preventing, and mitigating insider threats and external intrusions, while departments and agencies work to enhance capabilities for data-level controls, automated monitoring, and cross-classification solutions. 5. Protect Privacy, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties through Consistency and Compliance. Integral to maintaining the public trust is increasing the consistency by which we apply privacy, civil rights, and civil liberties protections across the government, building corresponding safeguards into the development of information sharing operations, and promoting accountability and compliance mechanisms.
  5. 5. Responsible information sharing contributes to decision-making before, during, and after an animal disease event
  6. 6. One of the group’s* goals is to draw up interoperability standards so that the devices, sensors and networks members create can communicate with one another and the data they exchange can be secure. * Intel, Cisco, AT&T, GE, and IBM
  7. 7. Concerns With Respect to Effective Data Exchange Between the Public and Private Sector: • Current privacy protection laws and procedures are not well adapted to rapidly advancing technology. • Inaccurate information entered could lead to mismatches and false conclusions. • With a growing number users of this data, there is also concern about the security guidelines and mechanisms in place to prevent unauthorized access and use of this information.
  8. 8. Important Questions That Guide This Work: • What information do we want to acquire, retain and disseminate? • What rules should govern the acquisition, retention and dissemination of that information—including what oversight mechanisms? • How can technology help with both tasks—assuring that we can use the information effectively while protecting its sensitivity?
  9. 9. The Path Forward 1. Standardization of animal health data elements (eCVI) 2. Development of technical communications protocols (starting with eCVI’s) 3. Information sharing principles and guidelines Build a strong foundation where all participating groups can work together +/-
  10. 10. health/vs_ocio/downloads/date_sta ndards/icvi_data_concepts.pdf Harmonization and Reliability: the need for policies, data standards and data exchange/interoperability – Pietro Gennari, Director, Statistics Division (from
  11. 11. QUESTIONS