Dr. Russell Gann is working in support of the National Guard Health Affairs, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He recently retired (2011) from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) where he was the Program Manager and principle architect for surveillance applications In 2011, he was recruited by the Ministry of Health, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to become the Project Manage for Public Health Informatics, infectious disease surveillance through the Healthcare Electronic Surveillance Network (Big Data Application – Panorama product from Canada); the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN); and to implement surveillance/informatics requirements for the National Laboratory. During this time he also consulted on the Africa Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET) and the Eastern Mediterranean Public Health Network (EMPHNET) through DTRA, DOD and WHO. After having worked in the US and KSA, he currently works with King Abdulaziz International Medical Research Center (KAIMRC) at the Ministry of the National Guard (MNG), Saudi Arabia; King Abdulaziz Cardiac Center (NACC), National Guard Health Affairs (NGHA), Ministry of National Guard, Saudi Arabia; Public Health Directorate, Ministry of Health, Saudi Arabia; and with Health Affairs Division (HAD), Vinnell Arabia, Ministry of the National Guard, Saudi Arabia. He has also collaborated on various journal articles and research related to informatics. During this time, he was also responsible for analyzing current state assessments and future trends/needs; conducting assessment on current states and gaps in security protocols; defining a cost- effective workable security protocol; and develop strategic road maps and plans.