Dr. Steve Bennett, Ph.D.,
Director of the National Biosurveillance Integration Center,
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
The National Biosurveillance Integration Center (NBIC) serves to enable early warning and shared situational awareness of acute biological events and support better decisions through rapid identification, characterization, localization, and tracking. As part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, NBIC integrates biosurveillance information across the domains of human, animal, and plant health, as well as food and the environment using a variety of human and technological sources.
This presentation will explain the structure of the NBIC and its federal interagency biosurveillance network, the recently released NBIC Strategic Plan, the impact of NBIC, and the innovative pilot programs to develop new sources of biosurveillance information.
1. Explain the vision, mission, strategic goals, and objectives of the National Biosurveillance Integration Center (NBIC).
2. Differentiate NBIC’s role in biosurveillance from the role of other federal government departments and agencies.
3. Discuss NBIC’s engagement in the biosurveillance community, within and beyond the federal government.
4. Discuss the NBIC Strategic Plan
5. Discuss NBIC’s innovative approaches to supporting its partners’ missions.