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S.M.A.R.T. WarfighterTake 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'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.
Conducting Surveys in a Diverse Communications World
Author: Marilyn Stackhouse, Senior Communications and Outreach Specialist, IEM In 1999, only 29 percent of U.S. residents used cell phones. Today, more than 91 percent of the U.S. population use cell phones — a 237% increase! Many people, “cord cutters,” as they’re known in the industry, have kicked their landlines to the curb and have […]
What will we in the U.S. learn from the events in Japan?
Author: Gary Scronce, Director of Preparedness Programs, IEM I’ve been asked the question a couple of times over the past few days by family and friends, some who know I work in homeland security and emergency management, some who know I spent more than 12 years as an engineer at a nuclear power plant. My […]
Transportation Infrastructure Damage in Japan
Author: David Willauer, Senior Transportation Planner, IEM The damage inflicted on infrastructure by an earthquake or tsunami is is fundamentally different than that caused by a hurricane. In particular, while transportation following a hurricane is primarily inhibited by debris resulting from wind damage, an earthquake or tsunami causes substantial damage to infrastructure, including highways, railroads, […]