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IEM is deeply rooted in providing science and technology-based solutions leveraged by real-world experience. Our clients—whether government agencies or private sector organizations—count on IEM to help support the daily challenges they face in meeting defense, public health, homeland security and emergency management, IT, nuclear, or transportation needs. The following list provides links detailing IEM’s experience and expertise in these areas.

Staffed with veterans representing all major branches of the military, IEM provides products and services that represent a wide range of defense and national security solutions—including subject matter expertise in CBRNE, counterterrorism/counterinsurgency, modeling and simulation, program management, doctrine development, training and exercises, and research and development.

Our technical expertise and emergency management experience helps homeland security and emergency management groups tackle the safety, security, and protection challenges that they face every day. This includes working with health and medical professionals to ensure that they can provide an effective medical response during a disaster or medical crisis.

IEM’s outcome-focused IT solutions represent the highest levels of efficiency, accuracy, and usability. Deliverables include a full range of products and services, including software development, cybersecurity, staffing, systems integration, GIS/geospatial technologies, learning management systems, QA/IV&V, knowledge management, information assurance, and website/portal development.

Our expertise in radiological preparedness supports federal, state, and local government agencies in improving preparedness  for radiological emergencies.

IEM’s experience in multi-modal transportation and state-of-the-art technological solutions give transportation organizations cost-effective planning tools and the means to better manage issues such as evacuation, high travel demand, Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), commodity flows, and public involvement in transportation safety and security planning.

Established both nationally and internationally as one of the leaders in emergency management and homeland defense, IEM is motivated and committed to providing the right solutions to meet your needs.

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IEM became one of the first companies to focus solely on emergency management and to use quantitative data and science to inform decisions in emergency management. Over the past 35 years, IEM has grown from a company of one to an employer of over 550 employees, and has provided clients and communities with innovative solutions that produce results and save lives.

The Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program (CSEPP) is jointly managed by FEMA and the U.S. Army. The program ensures maximum protection for the communities surrounding U.S. chemical weapons stockpile sites. Since 1993, IEM has provided program integration services to FEMA and through FEMA to the states and counties that are part of CSEPP.

In 1999, FEMA selected IEM to be the CSEPP onsite Program Management and Integration Contractor. IEM worked with program managers to develop a flexible protection framework that broke down the “maximum protection” mandate into measurable benchmarks. These benchmarks have been adopted by emergency managers in 10 states, 40 countries, and one Tribal Nation.
IEM was awarded a five-year BPA with FEMA to continue working to further CSEPP initiatives between 2000 and 2004. During this time IEM was contracted to develop a secure website to facilitate communication and information-sharing among CSEPP planners nationwide who work in different jurisdictions. The website IEM created now has over 1,000 active users who use it as their primary source of CSEPP information. IEM also developed a demonstration version of an interactive computer-based “game” designed to illustrate the effects of different protective action decisions in a CSEPP emergency to citizens in the Madison County, KY, CSEPP community.

FEMA awarded IEM a second five-year BPA from 2005-2011. IEM was asked to provide CSEPP technical and analytical studies, risk assessments, support for development of programmatic guidance and preparation of reports to Congress. IEM was required to evaluate the Oregon CSEPP community’s readiness in the event of a depot incident. IEM also assisted in the planning and execution of regular readiness exercises and supported pre-exercise meetings. IEM’s work for CSEPP has been recognized on multiple levels. In 2004, FEMA and IEM received a Profiles in Innovation Award for Emergency Preparedness and Response Excellence from GOVSEC (Government Security Expo and Conference). IEM continues to work with FEMA to increase preparedness and achieve measurable results.


QEM uses the information gathered from conducting different scenarios to calculate the risk and impact of implementing different risk-reducing strategies. It pinpoints the actions that are the most effective at reducing risk across a wide spectrum of potential events. QEM allows clients to know the best way to allocate funds and bridge gaps in preparedness without spending thousands of dollars to implement ideas that cannot work.

QEM’s methodology has been applied to hundreds of IEM projects, such as readiness assessments, chemical plant mitigation studies, protective action analyses, and hurricane evacuation planning. The U.S. Army and FEMA have repeatedly used QEM technology to assess strategies to protect citizens in case of an accidental release of chemical agents. DOD’s Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) also utilized QEM to quantify the effectiveness of various chemical defense systems. The software continues to provide valuable solutions to clients.