The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) awarded a contract potentially worth over $3.6 million to help it prepare for business recovery after natural disasters.
According to a listing on FedBizOpps Sept. 30, FEMA, which heads disaster response for the federal government, awarded the contract to New Jersey-based data analytics company Dun and Bradstreet. The firm-fixed price contract will be for an annual subscription to a national economic data set to help emergency managers prepare for disasters.
The agency decided to procure the data so it has “near real-time” business data to assist in the recovery process and increase efficiency and effectiveness during an outage. The data will allow FEMA to do modeling and analytics of the “before” and “after” state of a potential natural disaster.
FEMA “recognizes that emergency managers require a baseline understanding of pre-disruption conditions and the all-hazards impacts of a disaster to the natural, social, built, and economic environments,” the limited source justification said.
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