ORISE Business Areas

National Security and Emergency Management

Science Education Programs

Occupational Exposure and Worker Studies

Professional and Technical Training

Independent Environmental Assessment and Verification

Radiation Emergency Assistance Center/Training Site

Scientific Peer Reviews

Worker and Public Health Communication

Other Business Areas


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the U.S. Department of Energy
by Oak Ridge Associated Universities
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National Security & Emergency Management

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

Additionally, ORISE assists DOE in ensuring a safe and reliable workforce by managing one of the department's Centers of Excellence, the Center for Human Reliability Studies.

ORISE has an interdisciplinary team of operations planners, experienced technical staff, and emergency management as well as personnel security experts. All work in the following areas to provide DOE and other federal and state agencies with services that strengthen our country’s preparedness to respond to any type of disaster, whether natural or man-made.

Exercise Planning & Development
To prepare federal and state organizations to effectively respond to a variety of emergency types, ORISE provides full-function exercises, drills, and tabletops. We develop all elements of the exercise package as well as manage, control, and evaluate the exercise.

Policy Planning & Development
Because of our expertise in responding to national emergency incidents of all kinds, ORISE is called upon by federal and state agencies to assist in developing policies, procedures, response plans, and guidelines.

Technology Solutions
ORISE capitalizes on the benefits of technology to custom-design solutions that help our clients ensure their preparedness.

Additional Readiness Support
Through sophisticated tracking systems, training, outreach activities, and networking/information sharing, ORISE helps to ensure that the response capabilities of DOE and other agencies are maintained.  

Subject Matter Expertise Support
The ORISE team holds subject matter expertise in many operational and technical areas such as operations planning, weapons of mass destruction, improvised explosive devices, human reliability, and personnel security, to name a few.   

Programs by Client
ORISE supports several federal and state agencies in their national security and emergency preparedness activities.  


For more information

Andy Page
Director, National Security and Emergency Management Program

Emergency Preparedness Training Exercise

ORISE Support for CSEPP

Next Generation HSEEP Course