Macfadden is an employee-owned, international professional services corporation that applies integrated information technology solutions and program/project management expertise to help solve critical issues impacting the health, safety, and security of the world around us. Since 1986, federal agencies have relied on Macfadden for mission critical support in the areas of international disaster response, development and humanitarian assistance, compliance and monitoring support, information management, and systems engineering and integration. Macfadden employees routinely serve on extended international deployments to disaster zones, including conflict-affected areas.
Macfadden provides innovative solutions that enable their customers to protect America's food supply more efficiently and bring medical breakthroughs to market sooner; rapidly respond to complex international disaster relief efforts; develop and maintain critical government IT financial systems and safeguard key government information systems. They support their customer's mission to help emerging democracies in Eastern Europe and Eurasia develop their economic infrastructures; and help meet compliance requirements and improve transparency through effective records and information management programs; and help preserve many of their nation's most treasured historical documents through their data capture and digital conversion services.
With more than 225 employees, Macfadden is headquartered in Silver Spring, Maryland, with multiple client site operations worldwide including: Washington, DC; Chesapeake, VA; Birmingham, AL; Lakewood, CO; Kurdistan and Guatemala.
INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT & HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE
International Disaster Response Management
The effects of a disaster are immediate and long-lasting. When disaster strikes, communities are left without basic necessities such as food, water and shelter. Livelihoods are threatened, critical resources diminish and infrastructure crumbles.
Macfadden follows a proven and robust approach to project management that helps coordinate long-term disaster response solutions and strategies to ensure relief operations run smoothly, efficiently and without delay. Supporting the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Bureau for Democracy Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance (DCHA), Macfadden serves as the principle humanitarian assistance contractor. We have supported USAID in its response to more than 700 disasters and complex emergencies, including responses to several of the world’s most destructive natural disasters including the Indonesian Tsunami; earthquakes in Haiti and China; flooding in Pakistan; famine in Ethiopia; and the ongoing complex emergency in Darfur, Sudan. In 2010 alone, Macfadden staff members were deployed to 15 countries as part of international disaster response efforts.
Program Management Operations Support
Macfadden's staff provides the critical project and program management expertise required by government agencies to fulfill their mission. Whether operating in the fragile, unstable environment of disaster response or managing large federal programs that require transparent and collaborative teamwork, Macfadden applies the precepts of many best practices and process standards, including Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) and ISO 9001:2008, to achieve enterprise-wide process improvement.
Democracy & Governance
Expanding global democracy is a key goal of U.S. foreign policy. Macfadden provides technical, administrative, logistics and program level support to U.S. government agencies tasked with promoting democracy worldwide. Macfadden is committed to helping countries in transition strengthen local governance through transparency and accountability, encourage economic growth, support social development, protect human rights and expand security.