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VA Technical Reference Model v 21.9

SaTScan
SaTScan Technology

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Technologies must be operated and maintained in accordance with Federal and Department security and privacy policies and guidelines. More information on the proper use of the TRM can be found on the TRM Proper Use Tab/Section.

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Description: SaTScan is software that analyzes spatial, temporal and space-time data using the spatial, temporal, or space-time scan statistics. The software is designed for any of the following interrelated purposes: to perform geographical surveillance of disease, to detect spatial or space-time disease clusters, and to see if they are statistically significant. The software can also test whether a disease is randomly distributed over space, over time or over space and time, evaluate the statistical significance of disease cluster alarms, and perform prospective real-time or time-periodic disease surveillance for the early detection of disease outbreaks.

Data is stored within the program itself and is provided as input by the user. No data is transmitted to any other computer and no database is utilized.
Technology/Standard Usage Requirements: Users must ensure their use of this technology/standard is consistent with VA policies and standards, including, but not limited to, VA Handbooks 6102 and 6500; VA Directives 6004, 6513, and 6517; and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) standards, including Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS). Users must ensure sensitive data is properly protected in compliance with all VA regulations. Prior to use of this technology, users should check with their supervisor, Information Security Officer (ISO), Facility Chief Information Officer (CIO), or local Office of Information and Technology (OI&T) representative to ensure that all actions are consistent with current VA policies and procedures prior to implementation.
Section 508 Information: This technology has been assessed by the Section 508 Office and found non-conformant. The Implementer of this technology has the responsibility to ensure the version deployed is 508-compliant. Section 508 compliance may be reviewed by the Section 508 Office and appropriate remedial action required if necessary. For additional information or assistance regarding Section 508, please contact the Section 508 Office at Section508@va.gov. Please see reference tab for more information concerning product versions.
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Decision Source: TRM Mgmt Group
Decision Process: One-VA TRM v20.7
Decision Date: 07/10/2020
Introduced By: TRM Request
Vendor Name: SaTScan
- The information contained on this page is accurate as of the Decision Date (07/10/2020).