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 assisted the U.S. Department of Energy in delivering a series of training events, referred to as Amber Waves 2012, which were designed to foster interagency collaboration among federal, state, and local organizations with stakes in a radiological emergency response.