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Research Triangle, NC, June 1, 2020 —IEM’s continued commitment as a global disaster management firm rooted in science, technology and innovating for a safe, secure and resilient world is reaffirmed as one of the first companies to be appraised against the CMMI Institute’s latest model, the Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI)® version 2.0. IEM’s Software […]
IEM announced the promotion of Dr. Prasith “Sid” Baccam to Senior Scientist. In this position Dr. Baccam will oversee strategic science and technology research projects and will play a key role in the company’s efforts in public health, artificial intelligence (AI-based) modeling, and biological and chemical threats.
NPR – In Florida, officials fear widespread confusion when stay-at-home policies conflict with evacuation orders, and they worry about coronavirus spreading in crowded shelters.
TAMPA BAY TIMES – COVID-19 has ravaged the economy. Many Floridians can’t afford to get ready for a hurricane — and their situations will grow more dire after one.
TAMPA BAY TIMES – “It puts an additional burden on emergency managers and community leaders to find emergency solutions,” former Florida emergency management director Bryan Koon, who now works at the consulting firm IEM, “particularly in a market where rental space is already hard to find.”
FOX NEWS – President Trump recently announced Operation Warp Speed, an initiative aimed at achieving a completed vaccine for the novel coronavirus by the end of 2020.Not only does the president want the vaccine to be tested and ready by the end of the year, but also for it to be made available for distribution and administration – all in an affordable way.
IEM Founder/CEO Beriwal and Senior Community Liaison Patenaude participate in the Bipartisan Policy Center’s forum on “Reducing Natural Disaster Costs: Building Better and Stronger”
The costs and devastation associated with natural disasters will continue to increase as storms increase in intensity. Given the magnitude of recent natural disasters and their recurrent nature, controlling the costs of future disasters is a necessary policy objective.
Recently, IEM sponsored HERricane, a unique program designed to encourage young women to explore careers in emergency management and allied fields.
In the fight against the coronavirus, contact tracing is vital to successfully reopen the economy while containing and limiting the transmission of the virus. Contact tracing is a proven method to respond to outbreaks and is essential to strengthen the country’s public health infrastructure and prevent a second-wave of COVID-19 from occurring.
Last year was the second-wettest year on record in the United States, and as climate change progresses, experts predict that extreme flooding will only get worse. We as a nation and our infrastructure – particularly the over 90,000 dams — are not prepared. In February 2020 extreme flooding prompted emergency declarations in eight states and […]
A successful disaster recovery effort using HUD CDBG-DR (Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recovery) is reliant on the quality of the systems utilized to organize recovery efforts.
New Jersey’s (NJ) Department of Community Affairs (DCA) hired IEM to assist in completing their U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) housing recovery efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.
Helping communities recover is a team effort, and IEM knows that a key partner in this effort are houses of worship.
After major disasters, communities come together to identify unmet needs and help direct support to where it is needed the most. For many families, the most pressing need is to return to a home that is safe, clean, and secure.
IEM’s One Doc, One Knock is a business consulting and management tool that makes application processing for disaster recovery funding run more efficiently.