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Fighting Fear of a Bioterrorism Event With Information Technology: Real-World Examples and Opportunities
IEEE Intelligence and Security Informatics, Lecture Notes in Computer Science (2006)
  • David A. Bray, National Defense University
  • Benn Konsynski, Emory University
Abstract

The proximate objective behind a bioterrorism event is to cause fear, with morbidity or mortality as secondary effects. Information technology must empower professionals to respond rapidly and effectively. This paper links detection and identification of a bioterrorism event with opportunities for information technology to aid such efforts, drawing specifically from real-world uses of technology with the Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Program at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) from 2000 to the present. Information technology challenges and innovations will be highlighted, as well as lessons learned from the program's response to the anthrax attacks in 2001 and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome in 2003.

Keywords
  • bioterrorism preparedness,
  • emergency response,
  • information technology,
  • innovations
Publication Date
May, 2006
Citation Information
David A. Bray and Benn Konsynski. "Fighting Fear of a Bioterrorism Event With Information Technology: Real-World Examples and Opportunities" IEEE Intelligence and Security Informatics, Lecture Notes in Computer Science (2006)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/dbray/18/