U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA)


Location: Washington, D.C. and worldwide

Catapult, a division of Michael Baker International subsidiary SC3, provides end-to-end Information and Communications Technology support, including communications and computer resources, in support of OFDA’s headquarters operations and field responses to natural and manmade disasters around the world. OFDA responds to an average of 70 disasters in 56 countries every year and is responsible for planning, coordinating, monitoring, and evaluating assistance for international disaster relief, prevention, mitigation, and preparedness. That requires streamlined day-to-day operational capacity and 24/7 response capacity.

Since 2009 Catapult has supported 14 Response Management Teams (RMTs) and 13 Disaster Assistance Response Teams (DARTs) – including the highest number of concurrent RMTs/DARTs in OFDA history.

Catapult provides program management; systems development, operations, and maintenance; communications and field operations support; IT equipment procurement, maintenance, storage, and distribution; and network connectivity among several sites in the U.S., Latin America, around the world.

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