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Competing in the Large Business Category for the First Time, IEM Ranked 11th Overall BATON ROUGE, LA, September 26, 2018 – IEM was recently named as one of the 2018 Best Places to Work in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The awards program is a project of the Greater Baton Rouge Business Report and the Greater Baton […]
IEM’s AirOps team has been on the ground and in the air supporting response and recovery operations in the Caribbean since Hurricane Irma. The team also helped with evacuations before Hurricane Maria made landfall.
IEM Case Studies
IEM: Number One in Providing Support for “428” Alternative Procedures In 2013, the Sandy Recovery Improvement Act amended Section 428 of the Stafford Act, authorizing FEMA to enact new Public Assistance Alternative Procedures (PAAP). Commonly referred to as “alternative procedures” or “428”, the new model is intended to reduce disaster costs, streamline delivery and expedite […]
Improving Protection through Science and Innovation WebPuff is a comprehensive Web-based emergency management decision support system designed to aid in planning for, responding to, and recovering from a chemical accident or incident. The Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA) presented WebPuff with an Exemplary Systems in Government (ESIG) Award. WebPuff meets rigorous military and […]
IEM served as Program Manager for New York State’s $1.2 billion CDBG–DR Housing recovery program to repair, rebuild and elevate homes damaged by Hurricane Sandy and Tropical Storms Irene and Lee. Despite taking over the program from a previous contractor and having to repair many applicant files, IEM achieved on overall 98.7 accuracy rate in […]
Recent Blog Posts
Looking Back a Year After Hurricane Irma: Interview with Bryan Koon, Florida’s Former Director of Emergency Management
September 10, 2018, marks the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Irma hitting the Florida mainland as a Category 4 storm. It caused the worst flooding in the state’s history and killed 75 Floridians. The damage to Florida has been estimated at $50 billion, and the state is still recovering. This first anniversary of Irma was the […]
Using Threat Vulnerability Asset (TVA) Methodology to Identify Cyber Threats and System Vulnerabilities in Emergency Management
In 2015, IEM published a primer for emergency managers describing the Internet of Things (IoT) and how it may be leveraged to advance the field of emergency management (Coffey, 2015). Sensor feeds from surveillance cameras and other sources, for example, can provide real-time information that can be used to potentially alter evacuation routes and synchronize […]