A-TEK is a woman-owned small business with a 25-year history of providing science and technology innovation to a myriad of federal government agencies.  As a trusted services and solutions provider, A-TEK and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Mackson Consulting are proud to partner with U.S. Federal Civilian, Federal Health, and Homeland Security customers.

Company Info

Redefining the Possible Through Science and IT.

Throughout history, the concept of possible has been continually redefined. Technological and scientific advancements have allowed visionaries to turn what was once deemed impossible into reality. At A-TEK, we continue to advance this evolution. Combining our deep expertise across the domains of science and IT, we develop solutions to our customers’ seemingly unsolvable problems.

A-TEK, and its subsidiary, Mackson Consulting, provides high-end IT services and solutions, coupled with a scientific staffing capability that supports health and national security missions. Our customers include U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Health and Human Services (National Institutes of Health (NIH), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)), Department of Commerce (DoC), Department of Justice(DoJ), Veteran Affairs (VA), and the Library of Congress (Library).

A-TEK maintains its competitiveness by applying domain expertise across the federal markets. We provide enhanced capabilities in application development, enterprise IT, and scientific services that optimize, modernize, secure, protect, improve, and comply with customers’ needs. We also introduce innovation to more readily serve our national interests.

Our work is fueled by a passion to serve our customers’ needs and to protect the safety and welfare of Americans. That passion shapes how we nurture our most valuable asset – Our Employees. A-TEK actively cultivates the talent that drives our success and fosters a creative, challenging, and mission-driven work environment for current and future employees.

That is a lot to consider. With A-TEK, Consider it. Done


President/Chief Executive Officer

Kathryn B. Freeland, MBA

With over 30 years in government contracting, Kathryn (Kathy) Freeland, M.B.A., leads A-TEK’s executive team and heads the firm’s overall growth strategy. With 26 years as an entrepreneur, her results-driven business focus promotes a skilled, empowered workforce that is actively attuned to the needs of federal agencies.

As CEO, Kathy is directly responsible for leading the company’s strategic vision and direction. She directs the company with a well crafted Strategic Plan with the goal of optimizing profits and return on invested capital. She plays a vital role in business development, customer satisfaction, financial stability, and employee relations.

With a strong foundation in government contracting and hands-on leadership, Kathy blends a focus of employee growth with a deep understanding of government needs. Her team fosters a supportive work culture where employees develop and apply the most in-demand expertise – producing exceptional results for customers and shareholders.

Before acquiring A-TEK in 2010, Kathy was the founder and Chief Executive Officer of RGII Technologies, Inc., an information technology company serving multiple government departments. She was the visionary behind the company’s strategic direction and oversaw operations including business development, finance, customer satisfaction, and employee relations.

Kathy received the 2018 Enterprising Women Magazine – Enterprising Women of the Year Award, 2018 LeadersNest Inaugural FedFem Award Recipient, 2016 SmartCEO Magazine Brava Award, and was inducted into the Maryland Top 100 Women Circle of Excellence. Kathy is an author, having published “Navigating Your Way to Business Success: An Entrepreneur’s Journey” in 2009, which provides a motivational account of her path to successful business ownership. She holds an M.B.A. with a concentration in Financial Management from the University of Maryland, and a Bachelor of Science in Finance from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Executive Vice President

Stephanie T. Cumberbatch

As Executive Vice President, Stephanie leads the growth initiatives for the Federal Civilian business unit, oversees service delivery, and oversees the strategy development and execution of new service offerings. Steph joined A-TEK in 2007, she possesses over 25 years of experience working for a range of government contractors supplying innovative and practical solutions in support of federal civilian missions. Her customer portfolio (present and past) include the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Department of Agriculture (USDA), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Department of Commerce (DoC), and Homeland Security.

In her role, she applies high-technology expertise with business acumen and in-depth knowledge of information technology service management and software development. She has led the development of software solutions to advance the collection and dissemination of health-research data to improve the individual, community, and public health.

She received her Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems and Decision Sciences from George Mason University, graduating magna cum laude. Stephanie is PMP and ITIL V3-certified.

Chief Financial Officer

Kathleen Dickson

Kathleen Dickson brings over 28 years of experience to her position as Chief Financial Officer. She oversees all financial and accounting functions and serves as a trusted business advisor to A-TEK’s Chief Executive Officer. In this role, she is integral to ensuring A-TEK’s financial stability and growth.

Kathleen is responsible for the execution of A-TEK’s internal and external reporting and full compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). She provides executive oversight of financial services, banking, insurance, risk management, and outside accounting and regulatory authority relations.

Before joining A-TEK in 2004, Kathleen held a number of accounting and finance responsibilities in the telecommunications, healthcare, and environmental engineering industries.
In addition to her executive role, Kathleen serves as treasurer of the A-TEK Board of Directors.

Kathleen holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting with a minor in Business Administration from Strayer University.

Vice President & Account Manager

Edward “Ted” Schmitt

In his role as Vice President and Account Manager – Health, Edward “Ted” Schmitt leads A-TEK’s and its subsidiary, Mackson’s health portfolios, which focus on delivering services to federal Health and Human Services agencies. He leverages the domain expertise of our highly-skilled subject matter experts in achieving mission success for our customers. Ted is charged with continuing to execute programs that enable customers to meet their mission requirements with high levels of customer satisfaction and he is responsible for identifying growth opportunities to leverage the expertise, talents, and dedication of our employees.

Ted brings a wealth of deep domain experience and advances A-TEK’s strategic commitment to expand its footprint in the growing federal health IT market. Ted also brings a unique combination of program leadership, DevOps expertise, and customer-service excellence to this role.

Before joining A-TEK, Ted served as the Senior Vice President for Salient CRGT and Vice President for Information Innovators Inc., where he was responsible for the Agile Development Solutions Group delivering digital services to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and other federal agencies. He brings over 25 years of customer-focused experience in Application Development, Health Services, Defense Logistics, and Higher Education.

Message from the CEO

Kathryn B. Freeland – President & CEO

I am extremely proud of our successful trajectory in providing scientific and IT services and solutions for over 20 years. With a history of proven impact, A-TEK and its subsidiary, Mackson Consulting, continues our focus on providing an excellent customer experience by creating quality solutions to government’s most critical challenges.

A-TEK’s executive team and employee community are committed to partnering with our customers to advance their missions in the areas of IT, health and life sciences, law enforcement, and national security. I am honored to lead a team whose work consistently demonstrates a unified dedication to a common vision – a solidarity that defines the “Team A-TEK” workforce.

As a woman-owned small business, we thrive on an ability to readily adapt our business offerings to meet evolving customer needs. Our agility and responsiveness support our firm commitment to A-TEK’s central tenets: promoting an entrepreneurial spirit while competing in a complex government market; diversifying within the federal marketplace; and consistently delivering the caliber of services and solutions our customers expect from the A-TEK brand.

A-TEK is devoted to operating with honesty, accountability and teamwork, while advocating growth, discovery and sustainable innovation. These core values inform all that we do on behalf of our customers and employees. I believe they are essential to A-TEK’s emergence as a services and solutions provider, strategic partner and employer of choice.

Following our tradition of excellence, we continue to foster powerful customer relationships and a purpose-driven work environment. As an allied partner and employer, A-TEK actively champions the successes of our valued customers and Team A-TEK employees.

“… We thrive on an ability to readily adapt our business offerings to meet evolving customer needs.”


To consistently deliver high-value services and solutions that advance critical government missions; foster a dynamic culture of innovation to effectively meet our customers’ strategic goals; and provide an enriching, purpose-driven work environment that nurtures our greatest asset – our employees.

One Team. One A-TEK.


To foster innovation in science & technology to create advanced technical solutions that enable/advance government missions, with a consistent cadence of superior customer service.

Our Core Values – What We Believe

Partnership & Collaboration
Vesting in the success of our customers
Operating with Honesty & Integrity
Providing intellectually honest answers to complex problems
Improvements that add value and contribute to the achievement of our customer’s mission by utilizing IT and scientific solutions customized for their challenging environments
Achieving Results
Outcomes that deliver measurable efficiency
Excellence in Our Performance
Delivering service, quality and value that exceed our customer’s expectations
Our People
Leverage their expertise, train for their future, provide growth opportunities, recognize and reward achievements

Team Certifications

lean six sigma logo

Project Management Professionals


ICAgile Certification


ITIL Foundation V3

certified scrum master

AWS Cloud Practictioner

SA Safe 4 Certification


Microsoft Certified Professional


PMI Agile Certification