The following is an excerpt from an article by Tom Temin of Federal News Network.
Every catastrophe the government deals with produces valuable lessons learned. The COVID pandemic was a case in point. Among the learnings: biosurveillance and biohazard detection have entered a new phase, transformed by big data and data analytics. In effect, biosurveillance has become an information technology (IT).
Dr. Katharine Jennings is the lead scientist at Noblis’s Applied Science Research Center, and senior manager for the company’s life sciences team. She focuses on molecular-based biosurveillance, and she’s been actively involved in building the bridge from surveillance science to IT.
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