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IEM announced the promotion of Dr. Rashid Chotani as Medical Director. In this position Dr. Chotani will lead strategic research on science and technology and will oversee the company’s response to medical and chemical threat agents.
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.
U.S. NEWS – Floridians are facing record death tolls from coronavirus while also preparing for an active hurricane season.
CBS12 – Bryan Koon, Florida’s former Emergency Management Director, said a volunteer shortage is a real concern this hurricane season. “They are vital,” he said. Koon, who is now an emergency management consultant with IEM, explained when there is fewer volunteers with organizations like the Red Cross, government staff needs to fill those gaps.
NPR – With peak hurricane season yet to come, southeast communities are grappling with uncertainty over whether it’s possible to evacuate to shelters without risking coronavirus exposure.
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.
Understanding and Maximizing Federal Resources: Insights on FEMA’s Guidance on “Coordinating Public Assistance and Other Federal Funding Sources”
On July 2, 2020, FEMA released the “Federal Cost Share for Public Assistance Program” fact sheet. In this piece, IEM examines the background and importance of these two pages of federal guidance.
The Atlantic hurricane season officially started on June 1, and with three named storms already behind us, the looming threat of extreme weather compounded with the COVID-19 pandemic is forcing emergency managers to rethink how they will support communities impacted by hurricanes and tropical storms.
In the fight against the coronavirus, contact tracing is vital to successfully reopen the economy while containing and limiting the transmission of the virus. Contact tracing is a proven method to respond to outbreaks and is essential to strengthen the country’s public health infrastructure and prevent a second-wave of COVID-19 from occurring.
In 2013, the Sandy Recovery Improvement Act amended Section 428 of the Stafford Act, authorizing FEMA to enact new Public Assistance Alternative Procedures.
WebPuff is a comprehensive Web-based emergency management decision support system designed to aid in planning for a chemical accident or incident.