Identification

Name

Bio-surveillance Common Operating Picture

Short name

BCOP

Status

Active

Category

Collective

People
(1) James Wall, jim-wall@tamu.edu
Organizations
(1) FAZD Center (Texas A&M University)
(2) United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
Update frequency

Near Real-time

Created

2012-10-09 21:07:01+00:00

Modified

2016-02-08 04:29:24.245611+00:00

Basic Information

Overview

FAZD Center developed a BCOP system, also known as the National Bio-surveillance Information System (NBIS), for the DHS National Bio-surveillance Integration Center to track, organize, and share biological events from around the world on a daily basis. An online dashboard system provides ready access to multiple websites, data bases, real time feeds, communication, information banks, and many other sources as required for surveillance, response, and training.

Goals
(1) Baseline awareness
Year start

2009

URL http://www.emergencymgmt.com/health/Biosurveillance-Common-Operating-Picture.html
URL (alternate) https://www.dhs.gov/xlibrary/assets/mgmt/itpa-oha-nbis2010.pdf

Disease and Geography

Locations
(1) Africa
(2) Americas
(3) Asia
(4) Australia and New Zealand
(5) Europe
(6) Oceania
Geography

Yes

Datastreams

Data sources
(1) Established Databases
(2) News Aggregators
(3) Personal Communication