BioSurveillance Indicators of Notable Events (BioSINE)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$100,000.00
Award Year:
2007
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA8650-07-M-6707
Agency Tracking Number:
O063-H03-3128
Solicitation Year:
2006
Solicitation Topic Code:
OSD06-H03
Solicitation Number:
2006.3
Small Business Information
APTIMA, INC.
12 Gill Street, Suite 1400, Woburn, MA, 01801
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
967259946
Principal Investigator:
Paul Picciano
Human-Systems Engineer
(781) 496-2407
ppicciano@aptima.com
Business Contact:
Margaret Clancy
Chief Financial Officer
(781) 496-2415
clancy@aptima.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
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.

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