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Center for Advanced Preparedness and Threat Response Simulation

CAPTRS is changing the game.

Harnessing the brightest minds, AI and simulation gaming to build robust defenses against future threats.

Threat Preparedness, Readiness, and Response

CAPTRS games equip decision makers with the intuition, skills and systems needed to combat future threats and their cascading impacts.

Simulation Games

Overcoming Failure of Imagination

CAPTRS is generating a vast catalog of hypothetical threats to overcome our failure of imagination leveraging the history of human diseases, science fiction storytelling and generative AI.

Universe of Threats


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October 18, 2023

CAPTRS Named to New CDC-Funded Outbreak Response Network

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has chosen Dr. Lauren Ancel Meyers, CAPTRS co-Founder, to lead a large international team in advancing the analytic toolkit used by public…
October 11, 2023

CAPTRS Names Winners for International Writing Contest for Pathogen Threats

In May, CAPTRS launched a pathogen threat creative writing contest. The contest is part of a continuing effort to create a Universe of Threats catalog, which will use innovation to…

Practice Response

CAPTRS is pioneering the science of vigorous simulation gaming for threat response. Our games will help your organization, agency or team be better trained and ready regardless of the threat at hand.

Improve Decision Making

By participating in our gaming exercises you will improve your decision making process, team dynamics, situational awareness and make better tradeoffs in the heat of the moment. 

Overcome Failure of Imagination

By preparing for a vast universe of threats, CAPTRS rigorous games and scenarios help bring forward superior strategies to combat these threats.