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Purdue announces center for homeland security data vis

The Google nets captured news today of a new visualization center at Purdue — the Visual Analytics for Command, Control and Interoperability Environments — funded by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Purdue University on Monday (Nov. 9) will kick off a national center to develop specialized software to help homeland security and emergency personnel respond to and manage a variety of calamities, from disease outbreaks to economic crises.

…VACCINE is one of two parts of a $30 million parent center concentrating on developing new methods to aid homeland security personnel in preparing for, preventing, detecting, responding to and recovering from terrorist attacks as well as natural and human-caused crises. The parent center – the Command, Control and Interoperability Center of Excellence – is co-led by Purdue and Rutgers University.

Purdue and its team of 15 universities will focus on the visualization sciences, while Rutgers will lead efforts in the data sciences component.

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