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Virginia Tech to Build Simulation System for CBRN Decision Informatics

The Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) has announced intentions to award a single-source contract to the Biocomplexity Institute of Virginia Tech in support of the Comprehensive National Incident Management System (CNIMS).

The requirement is to build a simulation system that incorporates details of complex, interdependent social, behavioral, economic and societal infrastructure for Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) decision informatics.

The capability will be used by Department of Defense planners and policy makers for analysis of optimal responses with primary, secondary and tertiary effects of a Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) insult on critical infrastructures in near real time using high-performance computers.

The goal is to simulate large systems utilizing theoretical foundations of simulation of interaction-based systems, computational and systems biology, computational problems in epidemiology, cognitive science and computationally aided reasoning, computational economics, and critical infrastructure simulation.

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