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DOD plans for better biosurveillance

The Defense Threat Reduction Agency wants to enhance its Biosurveillance Ecosystem so it can support a broader range of data sources as well as additional tools, algorithms and services analytics.

First developed in 2014, BSVE is a biological and chemical threat surveillance platform that lets epidemiologists scan data streams for diseases, identify warning signs of impending epidemics, share their findings and coordinate effective response strategies.

The open source, cloud-based, collaborative platform also supports the development and use of models and applications that support early warning. It features a software development kit that allows third-party developers to build applications that push and pull data from BSVE and make them available to the BSVE user community. An Analyst Workbench provides tools for data visualization, modeling and simulation, task management, report generation, hotspot maps and crowdsourcing.

DTRA wants to enhance and expand the platform so it can leverage advances in computing power and better respond to needs for new data sources and analytics. It also wants to improve BSVE's software development kit so that it can support graph-based data stores, offer a location service and provide tools for archiving, managing, integrating, querying, retrieving, exchanging and visualizing large datasets.

Read the full request for information here.

Posted by GCN Staff on Jul 07, 2017 at 11:32 AM


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