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IEM was recognized for outstanding public affairs products in the 2020 Hermes Creative Awards international competition for creative professionals. These products were developed by IEM’s team of talented communication specialists and graphic designers.
FLORIDA HEADLINE NEWS – After months of lockdown in an attempt to stop the spread of the coronavirus, we could almost hear a collective groan in Florida when forecasters predicted an above-average season.
TAMPA BAY TIMES – As pandemic meets hurricanes, seniors must decide whether to leave home.
NPR – In Florida, officials fear widespread confusion when stay-at-home policies conflict with evacuation orders, and they worry about coronavirus spreading in crowded shelters.
TAMPA BAY TIMES – COVID-19 has ravaged the economy. Many Floridians can’t afford to get ready for a hurricane — and their situations will grow more dire after one.
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 has been selected as a prime contractor to support DHS through the Enterprise Acquisition Gateway for Leading Edge Solutions II (EAGLE II) contract. EAGLE II includes multiple awardees, providing DHS with streamlined access to innovative private-sector expertise for IT support. Read more.
The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly impacted the economies of states and localities across the country and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is urging officials to use Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding to support their response efforts.
The threat of an invisible enemy such as the Coronavirus can generate feelings of uncertainty and isolation that manifest into anxiety and depression. Throughout this crisis it is important that individuals focus on their mental health as well as their physical health.
Social distancing is essential to prevent community transmission of coronavirus. Unlike self-quarantine or isolation, social distancing places no locational constraints and instead focuses on behavioral practices to decrease the risk of exposure.
Before the onset of the 2004 hurricane season, IEM, with a team of three subcontractors, was awarded a FEMA contract to support catastrophic planning for Southeast Louisiana. The goal of the project was to develop a functional, scenario-based exercise that would drive the writing of Incident Action Plans for catastrophic hurricane response and build the […]
Mississippi’s Post-Katrina CDBG Housing Recovery Program IEM staff implemented Mississippi’s post-Katrina CDBG Housing Recovery Program—lauded by HUD as a success and best practices model Returned 48,000 Mississippi familes to permanent housing Distributed $4.6 billion in grant assistance, with $2 billion distributed to homeowners one full year ahead of projections Completed the program with an error […]
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 […]
IEM worked with the North Carolina Emergency Management Division’s Information and Planning Section to complete a five-year hazardous materials study series for the state’s nine Domestic Preparedness Regions (DPRs). The study provides an assessment of the hazardous materials risks near critical facilities such as schools, public buildings, congested transportation routes, and areas with large population […]
Under contract with the Alabama Emergency Management Agency (AEMA), IEM worked closely with state and local emergency managers and first responders to establish a comprehensive exercise program for both natural and human-caused hazards.
IEM was tasked by the National Emergency Management Association (NEMA) to develop and implement a training curriculum to provide State Agency Directors with instruction on the National Incident Management System (NIMS) and the Incident Command System (ICS). Training has been successfully delivered in 11 states, with the ultimate goal of having the training curriculum available […]