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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.

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Securing the Golden State from threats foreign and domestic

To protect the state of California from both foreign and domestic threats, ORISE supports the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (CalOES)—an agency which aims to protect lives and property by effectively preparing for, preventing, responding to, and recovering from all threats, crimes, hazards, and emergencies.