Integrated Warfighter Biodefense Program (IWBP) - Phase 2
Final rept. Oct 2007-Dec 2010, Phase 2
QUANTUM LEAP INNOVATIONS INC NEWARK DE
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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 governments coordinated response to Novel 2009 H1N1 influenza.
- Defense Systems
- Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare