IEM Celebrates 30th Anniversary — Congressman David Price and NEMA President Bryan Koon Among Speakers

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, September 11, 2015 – IEM, a global security consulting firm dedicated to building a safe, secure, and resilient world, and the largest woman-owned homeland security and disaster management company in the U.S., celebrated its 30th anniversary on September 10, 2015 at the Newseum in Washington, DC. This event followed a previous celebration on August 24th in North Carolina’s Research Triangle, where IEM is headquartered.

Speakers at the event included Congressman David Price; NEMA President Bryan Koon; Brian Baker, Chief of Staff for the District of Columbia Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency; and Andy Mitchell, former Director of FEMA’s Technological Hazards Division. A personally written letter from Carmen Spencer, Joint Program Executive Officer for Chemical and Biological Defense, was also read at the event.

In attendance at the event were IEM customers, partners, supporters, and employees from the Washington, DC area.

For three decades, public and private organizations charged with ensuring safety, security, and resiliency have relied on IEM to help them accomplish their goals. IEM customers include federal agencies such as the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). IEM’s signature projects include accurately predicting the consequences of Hurricane Katrina, which occurred 10 years ago this week; successfully managing the State of New York’s post-Sandy disaster housing program; serving as the single contractor ensuring preparedness for chemical weapons emergencies at U.S. stockpile sites since 1993; developing bioterrorism consequence models  that are guiding development of national response policies; and developing an open-source web-based emergency management and response system that is saving the U.S. Army millions of dollars in annual software licensing fees. IEM has served key roles in preparedness, response, and recovery for major disaster events, including 9/11, Hurricane Katrina, and SuperStorm Sandy.

Within the National Capital Region, in addition to federal agencies, IEM has provided professional consulting services to the District of Columbia Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency; the District of Columbia Department of Transportation; the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments; the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority; Prince George’s County Office of Emergency Management; and the Virginia Department of Emergency Management.