Software Engineering Demonstrated Successes

    • IEM migrated the State of Louisiana’s existing website into a full-fledged enterprise application portal. became the main entry point to all information and services for the State of Louisiana. The portal utilizes custom applications to integrate information from numerous state and agency websites and databases, including e-commerce applications for the Louisiana E-Mall.


    • For FEMA, IEM developed the only public grant management software that supports the concept of “business intelligence” for more effective management of government programs. It is an integral part of budgeting and program management for 79 organizations in 10 states, managing workflow at the federal, state, and local levels.


    • IEM developed and implemented a secure and comprehensive web portal for FEMA that improves communication and information sharing among personnel in 10 states and more than 40 counties. IEM delivered the secure portal within three months of design concept approval.


    • Through a contract with the U.S. Army, IEM developed WebPuff, the first open source, web-based emergency planning and response decision support tool for use by federal, state, and military organizations. One of only three models approved by DOD for chemical and biological events, the system is used by 10 states, more than municipalities, and 385 technical users.


    • IEM created S.M.A.R.T. Warfighter, a culturally realistic, serious game used to train soldiers to recognize complex behaviors signaling an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) threat and to respond effectively. This technology is in use at the U.S. Marines Infantry Immersion Trainer in Camp Pendleton, California.


    • Working as part of the Space and Missile Defense Command team, IEM is managing IV&V testing of the U.S. Department of Defense’s accredited state-of-the-art simulation model for predicting and tracking all types of chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) events.


    • IEM conducted the IV&V testing of the U.S. Missile Defense Agency’s fully integrated simulation tool that computes the ground effects from interception or intentional release of a missile carrying a conventional, chemical, or biological warhead.


    • IEM provided significant contributions to the development of an open-source GIS tool for use in developing web-based software that incorporates mapping technologies. This tool eliminated the need for developers to purchase expensive GIS applications to incorporate into their products, thereby reducing the overall cost to the customer without a reduction in capability.


  • IEM has developed Cahooots the first web-based social networking tool that will help emergency responders analyze disaster requirements quickly. It facilitates easy collaboration and communication between emergency management personnel and citizens.