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Fighting Fear of a Bioterrorism Event with Information Technology: Real-World Examples and Opportunities


David A. Bray


Harvard University; University of Oxford; National Defense University

Benn Konsynski


Emory University - Goizueta Business School


IEEE Intelligence and Security Informatics, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, May, 2006

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.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 6

Keywords: bioterrorism preparedness, emergency response, information technology, innovations

JEL Classification: D70, D81, D83


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Date posted: February 10, 2007 ; Last revised: May 10, 2011

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Bray, David A. and Konsynski, Benn, Fighting Fear of a Bioterrorism Event with Information Technology: Real-World Examples and Opportunities. IEEE Intelligence and Security Informatics, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, May, 2006 . Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=962278

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David A. Bray (Contact Author)
Harvard University ( email )
1875 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States
University of Oxford
Oxford
United Kingdom
HOME PAGE: http://www.linkedin.com/in/dbray
National Defense University ( email )
Marshall Hall
300 5th Avenue
Washington, DC 20319-5066
United States
Benn Konsynski
Emory University - Goizueta Business School ( email )
1300 Clifton Road
Atlanta, GA 30322-2722
United States
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