Studies and Analysis Demonstrated Successes

  • IEM conducted a Nationwide Plan Review, which was mandated by the President after Hurricane Katrina. The study reviewed emergency plans in all states and urban areas east of the Mississippi River and included 65 jurisdictions.
  • Supporting the Contamination Avoidance at Seaports of Debarkation (CASPOD) Advanced Concept Technology Demonstration (ACTD), IEM conducted a comprehensive literature review and analysis of all recent classified and unclassified studies, doctrine, and other known sources that define U.S. capabilities to respond to a chemical-based attack and restore operations at a Seaport of Debarkation (SPOD).
  • For HHS, IEM examined the vulnerabilities of a regional healthcare system’s medical supply chain. The study identified susceptibilities to failure, such as an interruption in the supply chain stream.
  • IEM analyzed the nuclear, biological, and chemical (NBC) threat to all Unified Commands, and assessed current NBC defense policies, plans, and procedures on behalf of the U.S. Army/Joint NBC Defense.
  • On behalf of the Chemical Biological Weapons Defense Study (CBWDS), IEM determined which line of defense would be the most suitable to defend a city under a biological or chemical attack.
  • The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) selected IEM to conduct feasibility assessments of proposed approaches for detecting the release of biological agents in an urban setting.
  • For HHS, IEM analyzed infrastructure vulnerabilities of healthcare systems in three states. This analysis identified how failure of one or more critical infrastructure systems (power, water, transportation resources, etc.) may reduce the healthcare system’s ability to provide complex patient care, even if the healthcare system loses only part of its operational capability.