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Probabilistic Framework for CBRN Terrorism Risk Assessment and Decision Support

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Homeland Security
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
89666
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
0911147
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
CogniTech Corporation
1060 East 100 South Suite 306 Salt Lake City, UT 84102-1683
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Probabilistic Framework for CBRN Terrorism Risk Assessment and Decision Support
Agency: DHS
Contract: NBCHC090041
Award Amount: $98,955.00
 

Abstract:

The proposed research will develop a probabilistic decision analysis methodology and software framework applicable to Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) threats and incidents. The software prototype developed in the Phase I research will include tools to enable probabilistic assessments of risk, analysis of sensitivities, and risk management strategies that can compare the impact of multiple countermeasures on outcomes. These tools will use a knowledge base that will be developed in collaboration with CBRN and public health experts. The software prototype will be demonstrated using existing scenarios and threat-related data. By exploring all plausible combinations of inputs, the software prototype will show the potential of this methodology to assist decision-makers in their understanding of risk drivers, sensitivities, and optimal response strategies.

Principal Investigator:

Jerome B. Soller
8013220101
soller@cognitech-ut.com

Business Contact:

Jerome B. Soller
8013220101
soller@cognitech-ut.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

CogniTech Corporation
1060 East 100 South Suite 306 Salt Lake City, UT 84102

EIN/Tax ID: 870562064
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No