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IEM Manager David Willauer Selected as Vice-Chairman for Committee on Transportation of Hazardous Materials
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, October 9, 2014 – IEM’s David Willauer, Manager of Transportation and Geospatial Technology, and a well-known hazardous materials expert, recently accepted the role of Vice-Chairman for the Transportation Research Board (TRB) Committee on Transportation of Hazardous Materials. The TRB is part of the National Academy of Sciences. The goal of the committee […]
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, July 21, 2014 – Global security consulting firm IEM, headquartered in North Carolina’s Research Triangle Park (RTP), has been selected as a prime contractor to provide information technology (IT) support to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) through the Enterprise Acquisition Gateway for Leading Edge Solutions II (EAGLE II) contract. EAGLE II […]
Unlike other vector-borne diseases such as dengue, yellow fever, and chikungunya, Zika can be spread through the traditional mosquito bite and through sexual transmission. To help stop the spread of Zika through sexual transmission, it is important to understand the risks of Zika as a sexually transmitted disease (STD) and to take proactive measures to […]
In the wake of Hurricane Matthew, there have been concerns regarding how the storm might affect the spread of vector-borne diseases including Zika. Although local transmission of Zika virus has only been confirmed in Florida, coastal areas up through the Carolinas could experience increased human exposure to mosquitoes as they recover from Hurricane Matthew. An […]
In the aftermath of a disaster, such as last week’s Hurricane Matthew, one of the crucial tasks of an Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is to determine the extent of impact to the community. This article will discuss the increasing use of Geographic Information Systems as a valuable tool in this process. By modifying and sharing […]
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.
Hurricane Dorian was the fourth Category 5 hurricane in the Atlantic in the last four years—three of which impacted Florida. Whether a glancing blow like Dorian or a direct impact like Hurricanes Michael, Irma and Maria these storms serve to remind us that we need to do everything possible to prepare our communities for more frequent, severe storms. The recent flooding caused by Tropical Storm Imelda, which for the second time in a little over two years dumped multiple feet of rain in the Houston area, also reminds us that even storms categorized as less severe can be devastating. Acting now will save lives, preserve businesses and homes, improve our quality of life, reduce response and recovery costs and make our communities more attractive places to live and work.