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RESEARCH TRIANGLE, NC, December 8, 2016 – Dr. Rashid A. Chotani, MD, MPH, of global security consulting firm IEM, headquartered in North Carolina, has been awarded the 2016 NATO Scientific Achievement Award. Dr. Chotani was part of the Research Task Group (RTG) for State-of-the-Art in Research on Medical Countermeasures against Biological Agents, which was presented with […]
RESEARCH TRIANGLE, NC, October 25, 2016 – Global security consulting firm IEM, headquartered in North Carolina, has been selected by FEMA’s Office of Response and Recovery to serve as the prime contractor for the five-year Planning and Technical Assistance Support (PTAS) contract. Saving more lives during catastrophic disasters depends on carefully developed, well-coordinated, and data-driven response […]
DALLAS MORNING NEWS – As more Texans test positive for coronavirus disease 2019, state lawmakers and health advocates have begun to ask whether — and when — Gov. Greg Abbott might declare some kind of emergency.
BARRON’S – As the coronavirus spreads, the economic fallout will depend in part on the type of emergency declarations made by the federal, state, and local governments.
CNN – As concerns over the coronavirus outbreak grow across the country, state officials and the White House have been in ongoing discussions about whether to declare a disaster or emergency declaration — a move that would, among other things, make it easier to release funds.
RAW STORY – Passed by Congress during President Ronald Reagan’s second term, the Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act of 1988 was subsequently invoked by President Bill Clinton in 2000. Law & Crime reporter Jerry Lambe explains how that 1988 law might be invoked again — this time by President Donald Trump in response to coronavirus.
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 […]
After anticipating challenges with fuel availability, IEM partnered with GasBuddy, a company that provides a free app designed to help users locate gas stations and fuel prices in real-time. As Irma approached, GasBuddy made color-coded maps available to help residents identify which gas stations were out of power or out of fuel during the evacuation.
In the 1970s, devastating wildfires in California revealed several major faults in the command structure and gave rise to the Incident Command System (ICS), which later evolved into the National Incident Management System (NIMS). Today, the National Response Framework (NRF) builds upon those systems and defines a common operating picture (COP) as “a continuously updated […]