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Disaster Experts Launch Hurricane Education Campaign in Puerto Rico to Inform Rebuilding Efforts and Protect Against Future Hurricanes
On 6 Month Anniversary of Hurricane Maria, IEM and FLASH Announce “Hurricane Strong” Initiative to Help Puerto Ricans Build Back Safer and Stronger SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO, March 15, 2018 – Today, national experts in emergency management, disaster preparedness, and resiliency joined local officials in Puerto Rico to announce a new island-wide education campaign designed to […]
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. […]
Read the interview with IEM’s Vice President, Wayne Thomas, on “bring[ing] together the various assets and capabilities that are found in different parts of government, and private sector, to make them work together to meet the needs of a crisis or a disaster.” Read more.
Krista Houk was recently appointed Manager of IEM’s State, Local, and International Preparedness Division. We sat down to discuss the past, present, and future of emergency management, and the path that she took to get to IEM. Krista Houk did not plan for a career in emergency management. While completing her Master’s in Public Administration […]
I recently received a behind-the-scenes tour of a national laboratory, during which lab employees demonstrated a virtual reality (VR) interface of a three-dimensional (3D) representation of data. As a volunteer interacted with a model concerning wind impacts, I leaned over to ask the host if this same technology could be used to interact with hazard […]