Anticipating the impact of potentially catastrophic events is a challenge DTRA is pursuing to ensure that the population is prepared and protected from disasters. Our CWMD Technical Reachback Enterprise (NCTRE) capability assists US Government agencies and first responders with planning, operations, and post-event analysis of these incidents. NCTRE uses science-based modeling and hazard prediction tools during actual and potential incidents involving hazardous releases involving chemical, biological, nuclear, radiological, and explosives (CBRNE) events. Our collaboration with the Department of Health and Human Services enables us to provide the analysis and operational support to prepare for and respond to natural and man-made disasters.
Essential to understanding the problems we face with CBRNE threats requires DTRA to use new and promising approaches of analysis to further qualify and quantify the problem. DTRA’s uses advanced analytics methods like cloud-based data fusion, unstructured data discovery, algorithms for “deep learning”, and adaptable geospatial visualization tools to support operational requirements.
Modeling - Architecture
One of our objectives is to support the deployment and transition of innovative effects modeling and simulation capabilities for collaboration across the US Government. We develop and integrate sensor technologies for detection of CBRN agents in live, virtual, and constructive simulation environments. This software framework links our force-on-force modeling codes with high fidelity physics to create a common operating picture to support CBRNE training and exercises.
Our IWMDT Net-Centric framework provides a web-based and mobile application environment that enables role-based access to our DTRA WMD software modeling tools. Federal, International, State and Local government agencies can perform real-time collaborative analysis and planning of threat scenarios from one common interface.