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BioSurveillance Indicators of Notable Events (BioSINE)

Award Information

Department of Defense
Office of the Secretary of Defense
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2007 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
Aptima, Inc.
12 Gill Street Suite 1400 Woburn, MA 01801-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: BioSurveillance Indicators of Notable Events (BioSINE)
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Contract: FA8650-07-M-6707
Award Amount: $100,000.00


The potential for biological catastrophes, whether acts of war or naturally occurring, require military leaders to consider a variety of vexing scenarios. Commanders will be tasked with making difficult decisions that have critical implications for personnel, resources, and mission objectives. The data currently available to support such decision efforts are disparate, incomplete and inconclusive. Representing the state-of-the-art, syndromic surveillance systems are insufficient as they demand epidemiological expertise, may be irrelevant to the area of responsibility (AOR), and fail to offer response guidance. The Aptima team is proposing BioSurveillance Indicators of Notable Events (BioSINE), a solution dedicated to supporting commander decision making surrounding biological crises. This project endeavors to provide commanders actionable intelligence to prevent, mitigate and respond to bioevents. Beyond monitoring reported illness (which suffers connate lag as it requires symptoms to present), BioSINE will integrate diverse data streams including intelligence, medical, sensor, and open source components. The resulting information fusion will provide intuitive, task-relevant guidance to support commander decision making.

Principal Investigator:

Paul Picciano
Human-Systems Engineer

Business Contact:

Margaret J. Clancy
Chief Financial Officer
Small Business Information at Submission:

12 Gill Street Suite 1400 Woburn, MA 01801

EIN/Tax ID: 043281859
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No