Webster-Med

Webster-Med

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-07-M-6704
Agency Tracking Number: O063-H03-3119
Amount: $99,996.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2007
Solicitation Year: 2006
Solicitation Topic Code: OSD06-H03
Solicitation Number: 2006.3
Small Business Information
12152 Windsor Hall Way, Herndon, VA, 20170
DUNS: 949183701
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Larry Solecki
 Director, Product Management
 (719) 457-4245
 larry.solecki@21csi.com
Business Contact
 Stuart Aldridge
Title: VP, Deputy CTO
Phone: (402) 505-7887
Email: stuart@21csi.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The recent outbreak of E. coli only served to remind us of the vulnerability of our food production. It stirred memories of an amateur bio-terror attack using salmonella in local salad bars in an attempt to influence a local election in Oregon. In handling any bio-terrorism event, there are two facets to consider, pre-event crisis management and post-event consequence management. Crisis management includes measures to identify, acquire, and plan the use of resources necessary to anticipate, prevent, detect, and resolve the event. Post-event consequence management entails outbreak control, treatment, and more. 21st Century Systems Incorporated is pleased to propose the research and development of a tool to provide state-of-the-art data source aggregation, interpretation, visualization, and decision support for pre-event indications and warning, crisis response, and consequence management. We call our Phase I concept Webster-Med. Webster-Med product encompasses both facets of the challenge: crisis response and consequence management. The crisis response portion encompasses a pre-event tool for detection and situational awareness. The sources of data for the detection process could include open sources, ED data, intelligence reports, battlefield sensors, and more. The consequence management portion will incorporate decision aids for monitoring the outbreak, mitigation (treatment, resource allocation, etc.), and resolution.

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