ICF International Awarded Three New Contracts from the San Francisco Bay Area Governments with a Combined Value of US$1.6 Million
ICF to Assess Citizen Preparedness, Medical Surge Capability, and Mass Disease Prevention Capability
San Francisco, California, August 16, 2007 -
ICF International (NASDAQ: ICFI) announced today it won three separate nine-month contracts with a combined value of US$1.6 million. The work under the new contracts is designed to enhance the Bay Area’s regional response capability and capacity. The contracts were awarded through the company’s subsidiary, ICF Consulting Services, LLC.
The program is based on the congressionally created Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI). Three Bay Area UASI’s have joined forces to fully embrace a comprehensive regional approach to disaster management in the region by creating a Super Urban Area Security Initiative.
“Threats of natural disasters and terrorist attacks are a reality, and regionalization is increasingly recognized as the way to prepare for and respond to an emergency because natural and man-made disasters rarely fall neatly within jurisdictional lines,” said Anita Tallarico, an ICF International senior vice president and expert in emergency management. “With vast experience in the field of emergency preparedness, ICF International is working with local and regional leaders in San Francisco and other large urban areas to look beyond their borders to coordinate a disaster response with neighboring jurisdictions.”
ICF’s role will include assessing public education campaigns to identify and replicate best practices of effective citizen preparedness programs. The team also will complete a comprehensive assessment of traditional and non-traditional health care providers within the Bay Area to evaluate the effectiveness of the medical response to a disaster. Finally, the team will complete a broad assessment of the current models for mass prophylaxis within the Bay Area and develop a guidance document identifying the various approaches to mass dispensing and mass immunization.
About ICF International
ICF International (NASDAQ: ICFI) partners with government and commercial clients to deliver consulting services and technology solutions in the energy, climate change, environment, transportation, social programs, health, defense, and emergency management 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 2,500 employees serve these clients worldwide. ICF’s Web site is www.icfi.com.
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