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Health Information Data Mining for Early Identification of Bioterrorism

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Office of the Secretary of Defense
Contract: DAMD17-03-C-0061
Agency Tracking Number: O022-0020
Amount: $728,925.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: OSD02-DH13
Solicitation Number: 2002.2
Solicitation Year: 2002
Award Year: 2004
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2004-06-01
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2006-06-01
Small Business Information
21311 Hawthorne Blvd. Suite 300
Torrance, CA 90503
United States
DUNS: 081116725
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Jonathan Davis
 Research Schientist
 (703) 841-0990
Business Contact
 Thomas Liesy
Title: CFO/COO
Phone: (310) 543-5433
Research Institution

Dynamics Technology, Inc. will build on the success of its automated anomaly detection processor (AADP) and develop a comprehensive system of medical surveillance and alerting for early warning of emerging infection's outbreaks and biological weapons attack. The AADP will use advanced signal processing technology-neural net clustering, dynamic change point detection, coupled with Self Organizing Map, Gaussian Mixture Models and Bayesian analysis. Data captured from clinical and veterinary information systems, poison center data, over-the-counter drug sales, public health laboratories, pharmacies, nursing homes, school health rooms, attendance records, and operational units and Navy ships will support real-time epidemiological analysis by the AADP for indicators of possible anomalous or threatening activity that are indicative of a biological event in the DoD military or civilian population. The AADP will automatically forward alerts to a central node for posting on a web-based geographic display and for in-depth analysis of anomalous or unusual health events. Our approach includes and leverages ongoing work for Intelligence and Civil Agencies to predict and assess infectious disease spread. The result is a novel software tool that provides automated situational awareness capability and supports improved dynamic health information data management without requiring users to specify threat behaviors or templates.

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