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National Security and Emergency Management

The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) helps prepare the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) emergency response assets, as well as those of other federal and state agencies, by managing and conducting programs, studies, research, exercises and training.

ORISE’s national security and emergency management capabilities include:

  • Providing incident response where weapons of mass destruction and/or improvised explosive devices are involved
  • Evaluating the readiness of our country’s security assets
  • Strengthening emergency preparedness, training and response

Through ORISE’s interdisciplinary team of operations planners, technical staff, emergency management and personnel security experts, DOE¬†and other federal and state agencies are provided services that strengthen our nation’s preparedness to respond to any disaster, whether natural or man-made.

ORISE staff monitor PIMS system

Performance Improvement Management System (PIMS)

The Veterans Health Administration Performance Improvement Management System (VHA PIMS) is a web-based system that provides a consistent and efficient approach to plan, develop, evaluate and improve emergency management activities throughout the VHA and enables multi-level participation and collaboration.