RESEARCH TRIANGLE, NC, September 13, 2017 – Michael A. Coen, Jr., former Chief of Staff to the FEMA Office of the Administrator, joins IEM as a Senior Homeland Security and Emergency Management Advisor, bringing 25 years of experience in state and federal government and 15 years in emergency management and disaster response and recovery. Coen has proven management and leadership experience and a track record of accomplishments in managing operations during times of crisis, leading organizational change, and building coalitions.
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, […]
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