Home > Newsroom


Top Story

State Replaces Company Managing Sandy Rebuilding Grants

Reprinted from Long Island Newsday

ALBANY, NY, April 7, 2014 – The Cuomo administration has hired a new company to help get superstorm Sandy rebuilding grants to New Yorkers, a state official confirmed Monday.

IEM, a North Carolina-based security consulting firm will supplant ProSource Technologies of Minneapolis as the case manager for thousands of state residents looking for rebuilding aid. IEM will take over April 21 with a 15-month, $53 million contract, the official said.

The state originally hired ProSource for $13.4 million to coordinate a homeowner buyout program in Staten Island.  Meanwhile, the administration began fielding bids for the lucrative job of managing its $1.7 billion Community Development Block Grant program over the summer. The bidding closed in August, but no contractor has been selected.

Newsday reported in December that, in the interim, the state had quadrupled payments to ProSource (to $55 million) and expanded its duties, raising concerns among some rivals looking to compete for the job.

IEM “came in with the best, most cost-effective bid,” a Cuomo official said.

ProSource had hired about 400 people to manage cases. The official said there were no planned layoffs and that IEM would give consideration to retaining people hired by ProSource. 



Learn more See All News Releases


Chemical Weapons and Safety
How do you protect the public? Madhu Beriwal speaks on ScienceNews Radio about the unique and innovative science the behind WebPuff, IEM’s web-based emergency management decision support system developed for DoD. More.
Beriwal Named to NC Economic Development Board

IEM President and CEO Madhu Beriwal has been named to North Carolina’s Economic Development Board by Governor McCrory. Beriwal was the only at-large member appointed to serve a second four-year term. More.
IEM-Developed Guidance Helps Airports Prepare for Disasters

The TRB has published ACRP Report 73, a guidebook prepared by IEM that helps airports develop/implement mutual aid programs in preparation for disaster response. Read paper.
If You See Something, Say Something™

Stay alert! Public plays a critical role in keeping nation safe. More.

Learn more See Features Archive


I Think ∴ IEM® Blog

Protecting Our Armed Forces Critical Infrastructure: Prioritize Patriot

Author:  Maj. Gen. Richard Rowe, US Army (Ret.), IEM Vice President of Response and Defense Reprinted from The Hill Just 50 years ago, theater missile defenses arrayed our nation’s capital.  Since then, we were able to close down the homeland Nike Hercules sites. And for the past 13 years, we have dealt with specific 9-11 type […]

Visit the Blog

Contact IEM

Facebook Twitter YouTube IEM Blog Pinterest