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DHS Analytics for Prediction of Bio-threat Incidents
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has published a solicitation on Analytics for Prediction of Bio-threat Incidents. This solicitation seeks to expand DHS “capacity for predictive analysis to inform decision making in field and operations centers, including real-time trend analysis and intelligence to predict operational risks and capability requirements.” Capabilities of interest include but are not limited to the following:
- scalable models and mathematical algorithms that enable risk estimation for individual trade and travel entities (e.g. origin, commodity, trade operators etc.);
- “pattern of concern” recognition and associations between otherwise disparate entities;
- understanding and incorporation of disease factors such as morbidity, transmissibility, and environmental influences;
- models for predicting geospatial, temporal, and pattern of movement of biological agents and emerging pests and pathogenic diseases of animals, humans, and plants, through trade, travel, and/or natural atmospheric circulation pattern.
Note: “rather than forecasting where an existing disease is likely to spread, this topic seeks novel technologies or methods to predict bioevent outbreaks as accurately and as far in advance as possible.” Multiple awards are expected, with $2 million available in FY17 funds.
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