Vice President of International Homeland Security and Emergency Management to lead Council
RESEARCH TRIANGLE, NC, January 9, 2018 – Bryan Koon, Vice President of International Homeland Security and Emergency Management at IEM, a global security consulting firm, was appointed Chairman of the Multihazard Mitigation Council (MMC). The MMC is organized by the National Institute of Building Sciences as an independent, non-governmental, non-profit entity that helps inform policy. Experts from a multitude of related fields sit on the board.
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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