TeleTracking refuses to share details of HHS contract, data collection due to nondisclosure agreement

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TeleTracking Technologies declined to reveal info about its information collection and sharing procedure to Senate Democrats, pointing out a nondisclosure agreement signed along with the $10.2 million agreement it has with HHS to establish the firms COVID-19 information collection website.
The New York Times reported TeleTracking sent out a letter to Senate Democrats stating it would not offer details asked for about its information sharing procedure, proposal to the government, or communication with White House personnel or officials as asked for due to the nondisclosure agreement. The senators also sent a letter in June to HHS requesting similar details but did not receive an action.
HHS contract with TeleTracking did not receive much attention when it was initially checked in April and identified as a sole-source contract; nevertheless, after the federal government transitioned COVID-19 reporting from the CDC to HHS, Congress and media outlets have actually inspected the offer. HHS authorities have actually because reported that the preliminary “sole source” label on the agreement was inaccurate, which there were six other bidders included.
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