Price Announces $6.9M in DHS Grant Contract Awards to Durham's IEM
Reprinted from the office of Congressman David Price
Washington, D.C., Sept 26, 2013 – This morning, Representative David Price (D-NC), the ranking member of the House Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, hailed today’s announcement that Durham-based Innovative Emergency Management (IEM) had been awarded three Department of Homeland Security (DHS) contracts worth over $6.9 million.
“I am very pleased a company from the Fourth District is taking a leading role in supporting a program that helps keep Americans safe,” Rep. Price said. “IEM’s work will advance a crucial homeland security and preparedness objective.”
The contracts were awarded under the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program (CSEPP).
The program is a partnership between FEMA and the U.S. Department of the Army that provides emergency preparedness assistance and resources to communities near Army chemical warfare agent stockpiles. CSEPP is tasked with protecting people who live and work near these chemical stockpile installations in the event of a chemical accident or incident.
“IEM is proud to continue our 20 year history of support to FEMA in its mission to ensure the safety of citizens living and working around chemical weapons stockpiles in the United States,” IEM President and CEO Madhu Beriwal said. “Our nationally recognized team of experts is committed to integrating science and technology for continued innovations in public protection.”
Additional information about each contracts is below.
1. $2,284,593.48 to Innovative Emergency Management in Durham for integrated support of the Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program. This contract will include providing software help desk services, documentation and report development, Integrated Process/Product Team and Work Group support, technical support, subject matter expertise, knowledge and records management, and related tasks. The award will be funded using FY2013 funds from FEMA’s Radiological Emergency Preparedness Program.
2. $3,384,680.40 to Innovative Emergency Management in Durham for integrated support of the Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program. This contract will include performing communications system analysis and planning, technical specification determination, procurement support and documentation, technology implementation and integration, and related project management services. The award will be funded using FY2013 funds from FEMA’s Radiological Emergency Preparedness Program.
3. $1,328,981.25 to Innovative Emergency Management in Durham for exercise support for the Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program. Tasks include design and management of tabletop, functional, and full-scale FY2014 Exercises Pueblo Community and Blue Grass. The award will be funded using FY2013 funds from FEMA’s Radiological Emergency Preparedness Program.
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