Located right in the Navy Yard, our Philadelphia location includes the corporate headquarters and engineers, analysts, information technology experts, and multimedia teams to support Hull, Mechanical & Engineering (HM&E) for the Navy and Army.
Working with the Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock Division (NSWCCD), McKean Defense has technicians and project managers supporting the Integrated Master Schedule (IMS) and engineers, project planning experts and analysts working to manage the complicated processes and careful planning required for maintaining ship availability. We have developers creating Virtual Shelf and other software programs to integrate machinery performance data and upgrade technologies used onboard ships. Our skilled graphic designers are visualizing concepts such as accurate 3-D depictions of airflow in a submarine or engineering diagrams. We have calibration and logistics experts who support the Navy’s METBENCH Calibration Management System, improving data integrity and increased confidence in calibration readiness percentages. Our IT specialists are re-envisioning the way Cloud Computing can be an asset to the DOD by improving efficiency and increasing productivity. We have engineers and technology experts that are modernizing the Watercraft Information Reporting System (WIRS) system for the U.S. Army.
Our employees are involved in the Philadelphia area by contributing their time and resources to a host of worthy causes in the community. These organizations include:
The Bethesda Project
The Bethesda Project provides shelter, housing, and programs reaching out to chronically homeless men and women.
The HEADstrong Foundation
The HEADstrong Foundation generates funds for cancer research and distributes grants and assistance to survivors of blood cancer.
Bringing Hope Home
The Bringing Hope Home organization alleviates the burdens of cancer by providing a light of hope to families through emotional and financial support.
Philadelphia Police Foundation
The Philadelphia Police Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the men and women of the Philadelphia Police Department.
St. Mary’s Home for Disabled Children
St. Mary’s Home for Disabled Children provides quality, specialized care within a homelike environment for special children with severe disabilities.
Police Athletic League (PAL)
The Police Athletic League (PAL) aspires to be the premier youth-serving organization in the city, by reducing crime, promoting character development, and improving educational outcomes.
Programs Employing People (PEP)
Programs Employing People (PEP) is an organization that provides education, recreation, vocational training, and job placement services to people with intellectual disabilities, and it strives to strengthen their relationships in the community.
Coded by Kids
Coded by Kids is a non-profit committed to providing disadvantaged inner city children with the technical skills, support and industry exposure necessary to gain access to opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) related fields.
Treats for Troops
Treats for Troops is an organization that sends care packages to men and woman serving abroad.
Ronald McDonald House
The Ronald McDonald House supports families of seriously ill children by creating a community of comfort and hope.
VA Hospital Volunteers
The VA Hospital Volunteers has the goal to make their patients’ stay more enjoyable and to meet the needs of our veterans.
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) Reach Out and Read
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) through its Reach Out and Read organization prepares America’s youngest children to succeed in school by partnering with doctors to prescribe books and encourage families to read together.
Gift of Life
The Gift of Life coordinates life-saving and life-enhancing transplants for those waiting for organ donors, and it offers support to the generous donors and their families, who have chosen to give others a second chance through organ donation.
Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity transforms lives and Philadelphia by building quality homes in partnership with families in need, and uniting all Philadelphians around the cause of affordable housing.
United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey
The United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey works to harness, leverage and strategically invest the collective power of more than 100,000 donors, advocates and volunteers, to drive measurable, lasting Impact that none of us can achieve alone.