Our Projects

Training and Instructor Support Services for the Office of Regulatory Affairs

Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

The mission of the Office of Regulatory Affairs (ORA) is to protect consumers and enhance public health by maximizing compliance of FDA regulated products and minimizing risk associated with those products. To support this mission, McKinley, along with C2 Technologies, Inc., identified instructors and coordinated their participation in training ORA’s Field and Headquarters personnel on the laws, regulations, scientific concepts, and standards related to FDA-regulated program area commodities.

FEMA Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity Task Orders

Department of Homeland Security

The National Emergency Training Center (NETC) in Emmitsburg, Maryland, offers the finest in educational resources to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) through both the National Fire Academy (NFA) and the Emergency Management Institute (EMI). To support NETC, McKinley and its partner, C2 Technologies, Inc., are working on several Task Orders awarded under a five-year Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (ID/IQ) contract. Under this contract, McKinley has created or revised materials for the following courses:

  • Basic Academy Courses
    • Foundations of Emergency Management (E101)
    • Science of Disaster (E102)
    • Planning Emergency Operations (E103)
    • Exercise Design (E104)
    • Public Information and Warning (E105)
    • Train the Trainer for E/L102 – E/L105 (E111)
  • Community Recovery Planning
  • Contemporary Training Concepts for Fire and EMS
  • Damage Assessment Operations Training
  • Electrical Aspects of Fire Investigation (R0255)
  • Emergency Manager Orientation FEMA Incident Workforce Academy Tier IV Specialist (E0604)
  • External Affairs Officer Training (0767)
  • Financial Management Concepts for Disaster Operations (0726)
  • Floodplain Management
  • Forensic Evidence Collection (R0214)
  • Generic Integrated Emergency Management Course (E/L900)
  • Health and Safety Program Manager
  • Hot Topics Research in the Fire and Life Safety Services (M0138)
  • Incident Safety Officer
  • Interviewing-Interrogation Techniques and Courtroom Testimony (R0208)
  • Introduction to Fire Behavior, Tests and Models
  • Leadership Series
    • Leadership in Supervision: Creating Environments for Professional Growth
    • Leadership in Supervision: Frameworks to Success
    • Leadership in Supervision: Perspectives in Thinking
  • Multi-Hazard Emergency Management for Higher Education
  • National Hurricane Program
    • Hurricane Readiness for Inland Communities (L0310)
    • Hurricane Readiness for Coastal Communities (L0311)
    • Hurricane Preparedness for Decision Makers – State Specific (L0320)
    • Hurricane Readiness for Coastal Communities – Train-the-Trainer (L0323)
    • Hurricane Preparedness for Decision Makers (L0324)
  • National Planning Frameworks Courses
    • National Preparedness Goal and System Overview (IS-2000)
    • Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (IS-2001)
    • National Prevention Framework, An Introduction (IS-2500)
    • National Protection Framework, An Introduction (IS-2600)
    • National Mitigation Framework, An Introduction (IS-2700)
    • National Response Framework, An Introduction (IS-800.c)
  • Preparing for Emergencies: What Teachers Need to Know (E0360)
  • Religious/Cultural Literacy and Competency in Disaster (IS-505)
  • Research and Analysis Methods in Emergency Management
  • Response and Recovery Actions for Disaster Survivors
  • Transitional Safety Leadership
  • Tribal Courses
    • Emergency Management Framework for Tribal Governments (E/L0580)
    • Emergency Operations for Tribal Governments (E/L0581)
    • Mitigation for Tribal Governments (E/L0582)
    • Emergency Management Overview for Tribal Leaders (E/L0583)
  • Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) Series
    • Adopting WUI Codes
    • Introduction to Land Use Planning in the WUI
    • WUI: Evacuation Planning and Procedures

Emergency Management Institute Update and Development of FEMA Logistics Courses

Department of Homeland Security

McKinley updated three existing online courses for the Logistics Branch of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). McKinley updated:

  • Custodial Officer (IS-0023.a)
  • Receiving Officer Training (IS-0024.a)
  • Basic Property Management (IS-0025.a)

Improving the Graduation Rate and College Preparation in High-Poverty High Schools

U.S. Department of Education

McKinley Group is the prime contractor for a three-year project with the U.S. Department of Education. The contract includes three major components: Monitoring and providing technical support to 29 High School Graduation Initiative (HSGI) grantees, providing technical support to five State Educational Agencies (SEAs) that comprised a Professional Learning Community (PLC), and managing, providing and developing technical assistance tools for a 20-site pilot program to increase Free Applications for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) applications. Activities include quantitative and qualitative research, conference planning, technical support, and evaluation and monitoring.

Technical Assistance and Support to GEAR UP Grantees for Improving the Use of Longitudinal Data for Performance Reporting and Continuous Project Improvement

U.S. Department of Education
Technical Assistance and Support to GEAR UP Grantees for Improving the Use of Longitudinal Data for Performance Reporting and Continuous Project Improvement

McKinley created and manages an online resource center, Data in Gear (DIG), to support the utilization of longitudinal data for performance reporting and continuous project improvement. DIG will serve as the central hub for announcing to eligible Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) grantees a solicitation from the Department of Education (ED) designed to assist grantees in acquiring new knowledge and skills for accessing and analyzing longitudinal student-level data to determine students’ performance. DIG serves two audiences through two phases: Pre-Award Phase and Post-Award Phase. The Pre-Award Phase (Phase 1) allows all eligible GEAR UP grantees to access resources and to ask questions regarding the data utilization award process. The purpose of this phase is to provide an information hub for applicants to access all instructional materials that will aid them through the proposal development process. The Post-Award Phase (Phase 2) of DIG will continue to house resources for all GEAR UP grantees; however, a “members only” tab will be created to allow the 10 data utilization awardees to function as an online professional learning community (PLC) by giving them additional opportunities to interact with each other and receive ongoing technical support related to the data utilization award.

Principles of Building Construction eLearning Course

Department of Homeland Security

McKinley Group developed an online course that converted two existing instructor-led courses to one distance learning course using the NFA Online template, ensuring its compatibility with NFA Online. As part of the development process, the McKinley Group ensured that the product was SCORM-conformant and Section 508-compliant according to FEMA guidelines. For this effort, the McKinley Group received a Silver Omni Award for Educational Media.

Distance Learning Master’s Degree Instructional Management Services

U.S. Air Force Air Command and Staff College (ACSC)

The Spaatz Center for Officer Education at the Air University in Maxwell AFB consolidates at one location the entire officer Professional Military Education (PME) for an entire career, from lieutenant to colonel. Air University’s Air Command and Staff College (ACSC) is the Air Force’s intermediate PME school. It prepares Air Force field grade officers, officers from other Services, and DoD civilians to assume positions of higher responsibility within the military and in other Government arenas. The programs are all designed to implement CJCS Instruction 1800.01D Officer Professional Military Education Policy.

As a subcontractor to C2 Technologies, McKinley supported the delivery of online Higher Education courses within ACSC by selecting, training, and orienting online faculty.

Distributed Learning Education and Training Program (DLETP)

U.S. Army

With C2 Technologies as the prime and McKinley as the subcontractor, the contract provided the Army with innovative and industry best practices around analyzing, designing, developing, and deploying education and training solutions to soldiers to increase their knowledge and ability to adapt to ever-changing conditions on the battlefield. Specifically, Team McKinley provided:

  • Analysis of training effectiveness
  • Development of unit, individual, and self-development training strategies, including Combined Arms Training Strategies (CATS)
  • Conversion of existing courseware to IMI
  • Customization and configuration of authoring systems
  • Conduct of IV&V of training materials and report of results
  • Virtual Mobile Training Teams (VMTT)