Phase II of the Enhanced Passive Surveillance project kicked off in Colorado
After successful piloting in four states—Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Texas—the Enhanced Passive Surveillance (EPS) system will be piloted in all major animal industries and at least 15 states over the next three years. The National Center for Foreign Animal and Zoonotic Disease Defense (FAZD Center), a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Center of Excellence, hosted the official project kick-off meeting on November 19, 2013 in Fort Collins, Colorado, with officials from the DHS and United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), animal health professionals, state animal health officials, and other stakeholders.
Researchers from the Texas Center for Applied Technology (TCAT) were also on hand to present the customized suite of tools they developed for the EPS project. TCAT is part of the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station and is working on this project in partnership with the FAZD Center.