CBRN Decision Support Tool

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Homeland Security
Branch:
N/A
Amount:
$99,836.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
NBCHC090040
Agency Tracking Number:
0911126
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
CENTRA Technology, Inc.
25 Mall Road, Burlington, MA, 01803
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 Geoffrey French
 (703) 276-7702
 frenchg@centratechnology.com
Business Contact
 Eileen O'Sullivan
Phone: (781) 272-7892
Email: osullivane@centratechnology.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
While there are DHS programs to compare risks, some of which look specifically at CBRN risk, these tools have had limited practical utility for informing realistic risk mitigation strategies or supporting programmatic decisions at the national or regional level. CENTRA Technology, Inc.(CENTRA) proposes a CBRN Strategic Decision Support Tool that will build upon some of the more mature programs within DHS and provide results to support the management decisions that can help prioritize possible interventions, such as medical countermeasures. Drawing on extensive experience and expertise in risk methodology and assessment, CENTRA will fill an important gap in CBRN risk assessment and medical countermeasure decision-making. The CBRN Strategic Decision Support Tool will provide an innovative approach to CBRN risk using a simpler, yet more robust, model that is optimized to show decisionmakers the potential effects of various investments or interventions and how they might reduce risk. This will be accomplished by tailoring a successful regional strategic risk analysis model to create outputs to support medical countermeasure decision-making relative to CBRN risks. This model will help decision-makers conceptualize and understand not only the factors that drive high-risk scenarios but also the factors that are most sensitive to change from government action. In terms of Commercialization, the primary market for the proposed tool consists of Federal and State, local, and tribal government agencies. At the national level, the proposed tool can support homeland security, emergency response, and public safety agencies in evaluating risk mitigation options to meet the responsibility for developing risk-based programs to prepare for and recover from terrorism-related and other all-hazards related incidents.

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