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GCN : September 2014
GCN SEPTEMBER 2014 • GCN.COM 9 ONLINE REPORT SPONSORED BY: to learn more, visit: GCN.com/2014GovernmentCloud Research Report GOVERNMENT CLOUD ANEWERAIN COLLABORATION Collaboration proves key to mission success Security misperceptions give way as tools get traction Organizational tweaks can supercharge collaboration Agencies are outgrowing old-school tools When it comes to collaboration, cloud is king Topics Include: The latest software challenge from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency asks teams to work at epidemic speed to accurately forecast the spread of the Chikungunya virus (CHIKV). The mosquito-borne virus --- which causes a debilitating illness --- is now expanding through the Western Hemisphere. Governments and health organizations could anticipate steps to limit its spread if they had accurate forecasts of where and when it would appear, DARPA said in its announce- ment of the challenge. Modeling the future spread of infec- tious diseases is extremely challeng- ing. Current models tend to be based on historic data, and although there are numerous sources of potentially useful data that could be incorporated into a forecast, it is dif cult to predict which will be most informative. That's because different types of data may be more or less predictive under different conditions and regions, the research agency said. "The science of forecasting is a work in progress. It's akin to trying to solve a jigsaw puzzle with some of the pieces missing and a vague sketch of what the nished image should look like," said Col. Matthew Hepburn, the DARPA program manager for the CHIKV Challenge. "Identifying and acquiring the right data points and guring out how to link them requires interdisciplinary coordi- nation." In fact, one goal of DARPA's chal- lenge is to inspire the creation of teams drawn from multiple disciplines, including not only specialists in public health and infectious disease, but also experts in mathematics, meteorology, entomology, computer science and bioinformatics, among other elds. "The CHIKV Challenge is exciting on many levels," Hepburn said, adding, "we believe this effort could lead to the creation of tools that work even faster than the speed of an epidemic, giving us the opportunity to act effectively before an infectious disease actually arrives and spreads." A robust and scalable forecasting tool could nd uses in a variety of sec- tors, including emergency response and humanitarian assistance, in addi- tion to public health, he added. • DARPA challenges teams to predict virus spread BY GCN STAFF