The Emergency Management Response System is used to manage investigations of outbreaks of animal diseases in the United States. This Web-based task management system was designed to automate many of the tasks that are routinely associated with disease outbreaks and animal emergencies. The system is used for routine reporting of foreign investigations of animal disease, state-specific disease outbreaks or control programs, national responses, or natural disasters involving animals. The system also has a mapping feature, which allows for real-time identification of outbreaks to enable responders to respond more quickly by providing high-resolution maps to decision makers, government agencies, and the public. The system interfaces with state and federal diagnostic laboratories for reporting test results.