Defense Solutions

Science and Technology Expertise That Supports Force and Installation Protection

IEM's defense solutions help protect, support, and improve the performance of warfighters and military leaders at home and on the battlefield. Our science- and technology-based tools and capabilities, combined with a unique blend of operational, academic, and policy-level experience, enable us to deliver cutting-edge solutions that meet client needs, from the operational to the national policy levels.

We offer a broad spectrum of solutions—from creating a safe and effective hands-on mixed-reality training environment that prepares soldiers for the uncertainties of counterinsurgency to developing a more accurate chemical dispersion model that can counteract the effects of a WMD. We also provide valuable testing and evaluation services, including independent verification and validation (IV&V). IEM supplies a wide range of personnel to assist in emergencies—from CBRNE subject matter experts (SMEs) to IT professionals, scientists, and administrative support staff.

Using IEM decision support systems, military leaders can assess threats, calculate risks, and mitigate dangerous situations for force, installation, and critical infrastructure protection. Many of IEM’s award-winning projects and products have turned into industry standards, military doctrine, best practice methodologies, and joint programs of record.


CBRNE - Since 1999, IEM has provided program integration support to the Chemical Stockpile Emergency Management Program (CSEPP), including technical and analytical studies; modeling and simulation; program guidance; conference and meeting administration; public affairs, including assistance on annual reports to Congress; software development; and maintenance of a web-based portal.

Counterterrorism/Counterinsurgency - IEM combines advanced technologies, popular gaming interfaces, knowledge of military history, and an understanding of social networking to create a counterterrorism/counterinsurgency framework that helps warfighters and military leaders deal with the uncertainties of asymmetric warfare.

Modeling & Simulation - Exploring “what if” scenarios through modeling and simulation allows leaders to consider hypothetical changes to doctrine, training, equipment, procedures, and organizational structures in a risk-free environment. IEM can model complex systems that incorporate elements as diverse as weather conditions, disease progression, effects of mitigation measures, and social networking tendencies.

Program Management - For nearly 20 years, IEM has provided program management to the Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program (CSEPP), which is recognized as one of the most highly effective risk-based programs in the country. IEM’s award-winning technical, administrative, and program management support provides a “one-stop shop” for CBRNE subject matter expertise, outcome-focused performance management, and strategic organizational planning.

Doctrine Development - IEM understands the importance of developing military doctrine, CONOPS, and protection strategies that are responsive to ever-changing 21st century threats. Leveraging IEM’s advanced technologies, our SMEs capture and analyze enormous amounts of quantitative and qualitative elements associated with “lessons learned” for use in situational analysis and problem solving.

Training & Exercises - Known best for on- and off-post multi-jurisdictional emergency management and response training and exercises, IEM also provides education on advanced technologies—such as an atmospheric dispersion model that tracks the aftermath of a WMD detonation. IEM SMEs share insights on standards compliancy, communications/public outreach, and evacuations through educational tools such as workshops, computer- and web-based training, and train-the-trainer programs.

Research & Development - Extraordinary circumstances, gaps in knowledge domains, or urgent timelines may require IEM to help governments gather and analyze information and report on special topics. IEM’s research library and data mining capabilities position us to rapidly collect, review, and collate information. Using internal and external assets and procedures—such as government electronic libraries and current operational tactics and methodologies—we are able to quickly synthesize the data and deliver results.

Demonstrated Successes

Maximizing Behavior Analysis with Massive Multi-Sensor Networks
Dr. Serge Olszanskyj, IEM Computational Scientist, authored “Maximizing Behavior Analysis with Massive Multi-Sensor Networks ” for the April 2012 issue of IQT Quarterly. This paper presents a path toward effectively transforming the exponential growth in U.S. intelligence data streams into an asset for analysts through automated suggestions of future outcomes and behavioral intent. Download white paper.

Mixed-Reality Training – SMART Warfighter
Experiencing the excitement of IEM’s mixed-reality training program, warfighters hope to sharpen their skills to effectively identify and resolve unforeseen situations—such as a sniper or a booby-trapped villager. Soldiers walk through carefully crafted settings wrapped in computer generated backgrounds— which change based on the training scenario. Costumed animated actors, who help simulate potentially dangerous situations in a Middle Eastern village, get “up close and personal” with soldiers as they move through the simulated village.

video-smart warfighterWatch S.M.A.R.T Warfighter

Developers' Commentary

icon-redarrow See more Project Highlights