Homeland security skills honed through "Measured Response" simulation

  • October 7, 2004
  • Science Highlights

Representatives of federal, state, and local governmental agencies gathered at Purdue Tuesday and Wednesday, July 8 and 9, to use an interactive computer simulation, Measured Response, to test the effectiveness of varying responses to a national emergency.

Measured Response is a homeland security simulation based on a bio-terrorism attack at a music festival. The computer application was developed by Purdue Management Professors Alok Chatrvedi and Shailendra Mehta in cooperation with the Department of Defense.

Behind the scenes, personnel from several departments cooperated to help stage the successful demonstration. ITaP provided tablets and desktop PCs, supercomputing cycles, data networking, Access Grid facilities and some of the audio and video needs. Athletics and Hall of Music personnel helped with audio and video.

Originally posted: October 7, 2004