Ideas and Innovations


Papers & Articles

Follow the research and interests of IEM industry leaders, scientists, and subject matter experts by reviewing their white papers, articles, and presentations. Learn more.




Videos and Expert Interviews

Hear from industry leaders and subject matter experts regarding recent trends, new approaches, and innovative solutions to problems faced by the government and the private sector. Learn more.



Smart Warfighter - Mixed Reality Training

S.M.A.R.T. Warfighter

Take a look at this mixed-reality training system, where warfighters learn to recognize and react to signs of potential IED threats. IEM created this war game, which is currently used prior to deployment by soldiers at Camp Pendleton’s Infantry Immersion Trainer (IIT). Learn more.

IEM Blog

IEM's Blog has been developed to share expert views and analysis by IEM subject matter experts on a variety of disaster response and recovery events and other emergency management topics.

  • Hurricane Matthew’s Potential Impact on the Spread of Zika
    Author: Sid Baccam, Compuutational Epidemiologist, IEM In the wake of Hurricane Matthew, there have been concerns regarding how the storm might affect the spread of vector-borne diseases including Zika. Although local transmission of Zika virus has only been confirmed in Florida, coastal areas up through the Carolinas could experience increased human exposure to mosquitoes as […]
  • Using GIS Technology to Support More Rapid Damage Assessments
    Author: Jim Weldin, Senior Emergency Planner, IEM In the aftermath of a disaster, such as last week’s Hurricane Matthew, one of the crucial tasks of an Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is to determine the extent of impact to the community. This article will discuss the increasing use of Geographic Information Systems as a valuable tool […]
  • Zika: Protecting Yourself Protects Those around You
    Author: Camille Hesterberg, Communications Specialist, IEM By now, you have probably heard Zika being described as a public health crisis. Zika does not have a direct impact on most people, and it is not life-threatening like some other mosquito-borne illnesses.[1] Therefore, it is challenging for the general population to feel connected to the issue and […]

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