ICF Caliber Awarded US$11.5 Million Subcontract to Establish Mid-Atlantic Regional Lab and Coordinate All Ten Regional Labs for the U.S. Department of Education
Lab's Identification of Educational Best Practices Will Benefit Millions of Students
Fairfax, Virginia, July 5, 2006 -
Caliber, an ICF International company, announced today that it is one of a consortium of five partners, led by Pennsylvania State University (PSU), awarded a five-year, US$34.5 million contract by the U.S. Department of Education. The ICF Caliber subcontract includes US$6.5 million to help operate the lab in the mid-Atlantic region, and an additional US$5 million to help coordinate all ten of the department's Regional Labs through a new vehicle called the National Laboratory Network (NLN). ICF Caliber was selected as the primary partner in the NLN to coordinate the dissemination of products from all of the labs. The consortium includes PSU, Rutgers University, and two other educational and research consulting firms.
"We look forward to utilizing our knowledge of effective educational practices to assist schools throughout the region," says Maureen Murphy, an ICF Caliber senior vice president and education expert. "This best practices identification will help schools adopt new practices to improve student achievement."
The purpose of the contract is to provide in-depth research and guidance on proven educational practices to schools in the mid-Atlantic region. To fulfill its role, ICF Caliber will conduct regional needs assessments and develop research and communications plans annually, as well as provide technical assistance to local and state educational agencies and schools in Maryland and the District of Columbia. The firm's educational professionals also will conduct quick-response studies on school improvement opportunities, as well as experimental studies of several educational interventions in the region.
About ICF International
ICF International (Nasdaq: ICFI) partners with government and commercial clients to deliver consulting services and technology solutions in the energy, environment, transportation, social programs, defense, and homeland security markets. The firm combines passion for its work with industry expertise and innovative analytics to produce compelling results throughout the entire program life cycle, from analysis and design through implementation and improvement. Since 1969, ICF has been serving government at all levels, major corporations, and multilateral institutions. More than 1,800 employees serve these clients worldwide. Acquired by ICF in 2005, Caliber provides full life cycle program consulting and support in research and evaluation, communications, training and technical assistance, and information technology in human services. Together, ICF and Caliber have expanded capabilities to assist both civilian and national security organizations in developing more effective and innovative human resource, education, and social service programs. ICF’s Web site is http://www.icfi.com.