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Rural Systems, Mississippi: National Center for Biodefense Communications

Okojie, Felix
Jackson State University
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The Project's principal goal will be to gather real-time human and animal health data, nationwide, for the performance of cross-discipline basic and applied research in human and animal health.

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The Center will also provide services to national public health, veterinarian and first responder communities by providing secure and reliable cross-sector messaging nationwide, and facilitate teaching at the university level in public health and veterinary science and informatics, despoliation technology and related subjects, focusing especially on minority students.

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NON-TECHNICAL SUMMARY: The National Center for Biodefense Communications for Rural America (the "NCBC") is a strategic initiative to bring to bear internet-based and spatial technologies for early detection of significant human and animal health events through basic and applied research, and to issue authorized, secure, non-public bioterror recipients. The NCBC is particularly focused on bioterror surveillance and event detection and response as to events originating in rural America.

APPROACH: The Center plans to form a collaborative public-private partnership with Mississippi State Department of Health officials, other universities, a non-profit corporation created to facilitate multi-state sharing of essential Homeland Security information, and an Alliance of technology firms, to accomplish the Project Goals and Objectives.

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Nat'l. Inst. of Food and Agriculture
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Microbiological Standards and Guidelines
Risk Assessment, Management, and Communication