ISDS fills the need for a practical forum and coordinating mechanism for collaboration among subject matter experts (SMEs) from stakeholder groups that may normally not interact but who, when brought together, enable innovative approaches to problems and solutions that are not possible by any one group alone. The objective of the Analytic Solutions for Real-Time Biosurveillance project is to advance analytic capabilities in real-time biosurveillance (BSV) by expediting next-generation solutions to currently intractable problems through focused consultancies that join end-user problem owners from civilian and military public health agencies with solution developers in academia, industry, and government. This approach helps to clarify key gaps in surveillance capabilities and to develop the requirements for knowledge management, algorithms, models, visualizations, and other solutions to address these gaps.
The project was spearheaded by the Technical Conventions Committee - now the Analytic Solutions Committee - and was supported by contract #HDTRA1-15-C-0004 to ISDS from the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) from November 2014 to March 2017.
See the list of completed consultancies and related materials here.
Click here to see the Executive Summary of the ISDS DTRA Consultancy Project 2014-2017.