QEMS participated in FEMA’s NIMS STEP Evaluation Program in 2010. The comprehensive report from FEMA regarding QAES is provided below for your convenience. We will let the evaluation speak for itself. QAES (The Q) has been improved and expanded much since the evaluation. It was deemed suitable for any level of government use from local all the way to federal. The system scales to very large systems and the maintenance design has proven over the years, to have very minimal impact on IT resources.