ISC exhibited Odysseus and the Comprehensive Emergency Management Program (CEMP) at the Public Health Preparedness Summit in Atlanta. The Summit was one of the largest gatherings of public health preparedness experts in the nation with over 1,800 participants. ISC showcased their services including software as a service (SAS) and comprehensive all hazard emergency planning consulting to participants from all 50 states except Vermont and international guests from as far away from Palau and Israel.
ISC donated $1000 to aid Haiti in their recovery from the devastating earthquake that killed over 200,000 people and destroyed much of the capital city of Port au Prince. ISC recognizes the impact of disasters on fragile communities and strives to design recovery strategies that are comprehensive and all hazard in nature. In the coming months, ISC will continue to support relief efforts. ISC staff is currently examining the possibility of voluntarily deploying to this disaster to assist in aid efforts.
ISC staff was awarded the FEMA Region VII Token of Appreciation for Lauren Martin’s continued outstanding service, commitment, and dedication for the response and recovery efforts following the 2008 Midwest Floods. Lauren was initially deployed to Iowa to assist in carrying our nation’s statutory assistance as defined by FEMA’s Public Assistance Program. She quickly became an integral and influential member of FEMA’s Regional disaster recovery team. She is routinely requested by FEMA Regional and Headquarter management to provide programmatic oversight and direct special projects designed to improve FEMA’s capability to deliver its statutory requirements. Lauren has received several letters of commendation from the client as well as FEMA Region VII’s Token of Appreciation, the first ever granted to the FEMA TAC team. Lauren graciously accepted the award and looks forward to working with FEMA in the future.