Booz Allen wins two AI-related contracts with Army and DoD

23 October 2019 3 min. read

Management and tech consultancy Booz Allen Hamilton was recently awarded two technology-powered defense projects. One is a $561 million task order that centers around improving human performance in the US Army and other agencies, while the other project concerns AI solutions for Department of Defense (DoD) cybersecurity.

The first project was awarded by the US Army Combat Capabilities Development Command (CCDC) Aviation & Missile Center's Systems Simulation, Software and Integration Directorate (AvMC S3I). CCDC AvMC provides research, engineering and analytics to help the Army defeat its adversaries, while AvMC's S3I specializes in software engineering, modeling, and simulation.

Under the task order, Booz Allen will implement an athlete management system (already currently used by major sports organizations) in order to provide holistic fitness guidance to service men and women. The platform uses data and AI to deliver deep insights into the training program, which also includes AR and VR, and seeks to improve physical and cognitive performance.

“Using an open yet secure architecture that quickly and easily integrates the best emerging tech on the market, Booz Allen is helping the Army arm the digital soldier with the latest cross-reality, artificial intelligence, and data-centric solutions to improve their physical and psychological performance as well as tactical equipment design and implementation,” said Greg Wenzel, executive vice president at Booz Allen.

Booz Allen wins two AI-related contracts with Army and DoD

AvMC S31 will be able to closely monitor the results, impacts, and efficacy of the performance programs completed by the “tactical athletes,” with the training aiding agencies across the military and government.

“The cutting-edge technology that Booz Allen brings to bear will help the Systems Simulation, Software and Integration directorate offer state-of-the-art, performance-enhancing trainings for our nation’s soldiers, as well as other members of the military and government,” said Lincoln Hudson, senior vice president at Booz Allen. “We will bring our best in class data analytics capabilities that, in collaboration with our local partners in Huntsville, Alabama, will help maximize performance of the U.S. Army.”

The McLean, Virginia–based consulting firm, which has 26,400 employees globally and revenues of $6.7 billion, also announced a new project to support the DoD Joint Artificial Intelligence Center (JAIC) with its cybersecurity National Mission Initiative (NMI), focusing on network event detection, user activity monitoring, and cyber data engineering planning.

As part of the project, Booz Allen will do wholesale AI development and create a DevOps pipeline for the rapid transmission of AI capabilities to the DoD.

The consulting firm is currently working on more than 60 active AI projects for the federal government, with more than 4,000 analytics professionals focused on the federal government.

Twenty-two percent of federal government organizations are in the process of implementing AI, according to the Government Business Council, having identified the area as a central measure to upgrade operations.