Accession Number : ADA578525


Title :   Wide Area Recovery and Resiliency Program (WARRP) Biological Attack Response and Recovery: End to End Medical Countermeasure Distribution and Dispensing Processes


Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Feb 2011-24 Apr 2012


Corporate Author : STOKES EVANS LTD ALEXANDRIA VA


Personal Author(s) : Chervenic, Michael


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a578525.pdf


Report Date : 24 Apr 2012


Pagination or Media Count : 118


Abstract : This analysis examines current medical countermeasure (MCM) response capabilities when faced with a large scale biological attack and identifies gaps in the MCM distribution and dispensing process. The study recommends cost-effective ways to alter the MCM process and supporting activities to achieve greater efficiency and flexibility and to enable recovery. The analysis used National Planning Scenario 2 in which aerosolized anthrax is released in three cities initially and two cities two weeks later as a baseline. The study of over 100 process gaps coupled with end to end system analysis revealed that population compliance is one of the most important factors in reaching recovery, an area that is often ignored in response analysis. Twelve overarching deficiency themes were developed and over twenty five possible corrective or preventive actions were identified and assessed against impact on lives saved and expected cost to implement. Nine priority recommendations that have the greatest impact on recovery within resource constraints emerged from this analysis.


Descriptors :   *BIOLOGICAL WARFARE , ANTHRAX , COST EFFECTIVENESS , COUNTERMEASURES , PLANNING


Subject Categories : Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE