Accession Number : ADA538635


Title :   Integrated Warfighter Biodefense Program (IWBP) - Phase 2


Descriptive Note : Final rept. Oct 2007-Dec 2010, Phase 2


Corporate Author : QUANTUM LEAP INNOVATIONS INC NEWARK DE


Personal Author(s) : Abbott, Franklin T ; Vaidyanathan, Ganesh


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a538635.pdf


Report Date : 03 Mar 2011


Pagination or Media Count : 88


Abstract : The aim of the Integrated Warfighter Biodefense Program (IWBP) is to develop innovative technology that can be deployed to prevent U.S. armed forces from becoming battle or non-battle casualties, and especially to reduce morbidity and mortality throughout the increasingly complex battlespace of current operations. The initial program was specifically linked to the operational requirements of end-users at US Northern Command (USNORTHCOM) and US Pacific Command (PACOM). In this summary of the Phase 1 work on IWBP we report the continued development of novel software that provides a simulation environment for modeling infectious diseases. The software was used to model diseases of geographical interest to USNORTHCOM and PACOM, to support a multi-national exercise (Cobra Gold '08), and supported US Marine Forces - Pacific (MARFORPAC) for Operation Caring Response (Cyclone Nargis - Myanmar). Additionally, the software was used to develop a capability to model shipboard disease in support of concerns about diseases impacting operational capability in future US Navy operations. And most recently, the software was used by USNORTHCOM to inform policy decisions surrounding the US government's coordinated response to Novel 2009 H1N1 influenza.


Descriptors :   *BIOLOGICAL AGENTS , *SHIPBOARD , *DEFENSE SYSTEMS , PROBABILITY , SOFTWARE TOOLS , CASUALTIES , DECISION AIDS , SITUATIONAL AWARENESS , COLLABORATIVE TECHNIQUES , INFORMATION EXCHANGE , DATA MANAGEMENT , WARFARE , INTEGRATION


Subject Categories : Defense Systems
      Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE