(), formerly known as ICF Consulting
, is a management, technology, and policy consulting firm based in Fairfax, Virginia
. ICF International partners with government and commercial clients to deliver professional services
and technology solutions in the energy, environment, and transportation; health, education, and social programs; and homeland security
and defense markets.
ICF employs more than 3,700 employees. Washington Technology
ranked ICF No. 64 in its "2011 Top 100" list of the largest government contractors based on prime contracting revenue.
ICF was founded in 1969 as the Inner City Fund, a venture capital firm established to finance inner-city businesses. Its first president was C. D. Lester, a former Tuskegee Airman, who was joined by three U.S. Department of Defense
analysts. The firm's consulting business proved more successful than its investments, and in 1972, it was reorganized as a consulting firm and renamed ICF Incorporated. ICF focused on energy issues for U.S. federal agencies throughout the 1970s.
During the 1980s, the firm expanded its environmental business and began to build its engineering capabilities. In 1988, the firm acquired Kaiser Engineers, which had originated as the engineering unit of Henry J. Kaiser's industrial empire and grew to rank among the largest engineering and construction companies in the... Read More