IEM’s mission is to build a

safe, secure and resilient world 

WE PRODUCE RESULTS THAT MATTER.
RESULTS THAT SAVE LIVES.

We accomplish this mission by working closely with government agencies and private sector organizations around the world to improve disaster preparedness, response, recovery and strengthen homeland defense, counterterrorism, and public agency performance. We create science-based tools, technology and strategies that help our customers achieve measurable results—saving lives, reducing costs, increasing efficiencies, and improving decision making.

Years we've been in business
We've helped customers in 15+ countries
States and Territories Served
Satisfied customers
74% of our business is repeat customers

Our History

The largest woman-owned business of its kind, IEM was founded by current President and CEO Ms. Madhu Beriwal in February of 1985, and was one of the first companies in the world to focus exclusively on emergency management. Ms. Beriwal recognized a distinct need to integrate science and objectivity into decisions about public protection, moving preparedness from a subjective foundation to one based on quantitative data. That vision from more than 35 years ago built the company that today is helping government agencies and the private sector save lives. Since inception, IEM has expanded past disaster preparedness, response, and recovery to offer a range of services and solutions that also strengthen homeland defense, counterterrorism, and public agency performance.

IEM’S 35+ YEARS
OF HISTORY

Watch to learn more about IEM’s values, our commitment to the customers and mission, our early beginnings and signature projects.

Our Leadership

Madhu Beriwal

President & Chief Executive Officer

Ted Lemcke

Chief Operating Officer

Rich Rowe, MG (USA., Ret)

Acting Chief Operating Officer

Daniel Michael

Chief Financial Officer

We utilize interdisciplinary teams of subject matter experts, scientists, engineers, IT experts, and other professionals who are not satisfied with surface solutions. Our slogan “I Think, Therefore IEM” is more than our tagline; it is our commitment to attract people who have superb technical skills, creative minds, and innovative ideas—and like to apply them for the greater good.

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IEM became one of the first companies to focus solely on emergency management and to use quantitative data and science to inform decisions in emergency management. Over the past 35 years, IEM has grown from a company of one to an employer of over 550 employees, and has provided clients and communities with innovative solutions that produce results and save lives.

The Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program (CSEPP) is jointly managed by FEMA and the U.S. Army. The program ensures maximum protection for the communities surrounding U.S. chemical weapons stockpile sites. Since 1993, IEM has provided program integration services to FEMA and through FEMA to the states and counties that are part of CSEPP.

In 1999, FEMA selected IEM to be the CSEPP onsite Program Management and Integration Contractor. IEM worked with program managers to develop a flexible protection framework that broke down the “maximum protection” mandate into measurable benchmarks. These benchmarks have been adopted by emergency managers in 10 states, 40 countries, and one Tribal Nation.
IEM was awarded a five-year BPA with FEMA to continue working to further CSEPP initiatives between 2000 and 2004. During this time IEM was contracted to develop a secure website to facilitate communication and information-sharing among CSEPP planners nationwide who work in different jurisdictions. The website IEM created now has over 1,000 active users who use it as their primary source of CSEPP information. IEM also developed a demonstration version of an interactive computer-based “game” designed to illustrate the effects of different protective action decisions in a CSEPP emergency to citizens in the Madison County, KY, CSEPP community.

FEMA awarded IEM a second five-year BPA from 2005-2011. IEM was asked to provide CSEPP technical and analytical studies, risk assessments, support for development of programmatic guidance and preparation of reports to Congress. IEM was required to evaluate the Oregon CSEPP community’s readiness in the event of a depot incident. IEM also assisted in the planning and execution of regular readiness exercises and supported pre-exercise meetings. IEM’s work for CSEPP has been recognized on multiple levels. In 2004, FEMA and IEM received a Profiles in Innovation Award for Emergency Preparedness and Response Excellence from GOVSEC (Government Security Expo and Conference). IEM continues to work with FEMA to increase preparedness and achieve measurable results.

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QEM uses the information gathered from conducting different scenarios to calculate the risk and impact of implementing different risk-reducing strategies. It pinpoints the actions that are the most effective at reducing risk across a wide spectrum of potential events. QEM allows clients to know the best way to allocate funds and bridge gaps in preparedness without spending thousands of dollars to implement ideas that cannot work.

QEM’s methodology has been applied to hundreds of IEM projects, such as readiness assessments, chemical plant mitigation studies, protective action analyses, and hurricane evacuation planning. The U.S. Army and FEMA have repeatedly used QEM technology to assess strategies to protect citizens in case of an accidental release of chemical agents. DOD’s Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) also utilized QEM to quantify the effectiveness of various chemical defense systems. The software continues to provide valuable solutions to clients.