Partnerships for Innovation
Whether a disaster is the result of natural or manmade circumstances, no one can predict when or where our country will be threatened. For this reason, national readiness is critical, and that can best be achieved through planning, practice and validating response capabilities.
Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) provides mission-focused, real-world operational experience and demonstrated planning expertise to support government agencies. Our technology solutions and readiness activities are key to strengthening the nation’s preparedness and response assets.
We strive to serve as an interagency integrator of emergency management capabilities, bringing together several agencies that work similar programs to coordinate their efforts and enhance their overall readiness. These efforts go a long way in preparing the United States to successfully counter threats to public safety and security.
We prepare emergency response assets for federal and state agencies through:
ORAU plans and implements full-function exercises, drills and tabletops. We develop all elements of the emergency management, response and planning package, as well as oversee, control and evaluate the exercise.
ORAU possesses the forensic and analytical capabilities to help law enforcement and other agencies better understand and mitigate threats in a variety of forensic disciplines.
ORAU offers a full spectrum of planning activities—led by key security and emergency management experts—to effectively test emergency response capabilities.
Through sophisticated tracking systems, training, outreach activities, networking and information sharing, ORAU can help you ensure that your emergency response capabilities are well maintained.
We possess the technical knowledge and proven ability to design, develop, deliver and evaluate training that addresses multiple topics related to national security and emergency preparedness.
Changing the way the nuclear power industry conducts drills and exercises
ORAU worked with the U.S. Department of State’s Preventing Nuclear Smuggling Program to deliver several national response plan development workshops in Thailand, Tajikistan, Poland and Moldova in 2012. These workshops help foreign governments enhance their capabilities, training and emergency response plans for preventing and responding to the spread of nuclear and radiological materials.
Since 2004, ORAU has been performing forensic analysis in support of national security objectives. The close teamwork between ORAU and other organizations within the forensic industry has resulted in a new contract award to continue providing forensic latent fingerprint identification support to critical initiatives.