This R & D was supported by the Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD) program at Sandia National Laboratories [under the auspices of the Rapid Threat Organism Recognition (RapTOR) Grand Challenge (LDRD # 142042)]. Sandia National Laboratories are multi-program laboratories managed and operated by Sandia Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Lockheed Martin Corporation, for the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (contract DE-AC04-94AL85000).

We offer our sincerest thanks to the RapTOR team, and Dr. Elisa LaBauve, in particular, for invaluable discussions around software design and development, and Professor Melanie Moses for guidance on manuscript preparation. As ever, I extend my deepest gratitude to Professors Donald O. Natvig and Gavin C. Conant for invaluable, ongoing scientific discussions, editorial assistance and software testing. Sincerest thanks to Steven Arroyo, Brian Nelson, Michael Folsom and Mark Murton for software testing and website development.

We are grateful to the University of New Mexico Center for Advanced Research Computing, for computational resources and technical assistance provided in support of this work.