Booz Allen wins $116 million contract with Department of Energy

11 November 2019 2 min. read

Government-focused tech consultancy Booz Allen Hamilton has won a $116 million, 7-year contract with the Department of Energy (DOE) to provide cyber analysis and security services.

The contract will see Booz Allen conduct penetration testing on network assets, run an incident response and monitoring program, respond to crises, and provide critical risk and vulnerability assessments. The firm will also work the government and DOE to uncover potential vulnerabilities in DOE networks.

The DOE is responsible for some of the nation’s most critical national security information and technologies, overseeing the US nuclear weapons program, nuclear reactor production for the US Navy, and radioactive waste disposal. The DOE has nearly 30 sites and laboratories nationwide.

“Booz Allen has extensive experience working with cyber and security entities across the U.S. government,” said Mark Gamis, senior vice president at Booz Allen. “Our deep bench of cyber analysis and security experts will provide the Department of Energy with state-of-the-art capabilities that will help achieve the Department’s mission and strategic goals.”

Booz Allen wins $116 million contract with Department of Energy

Booz Allen’s threat intelligence practice helps organizations proactively protect against cyber threats through a multi-stage process. The firm’s consultants first define specific risks and security requirement at the business, operational, and technology levels. Then, they work on a comprehensive plan that outlines rules of engagement, severity levels, and escalation procedures.

Next, the tech consultants will provide insights on emerging cybersecurity developments impacting a business or industry, as well as threats targeting the organization or its operating geographies. Finally, Booz Allen will use its insights and knowledge of threat actor intentions to anticipate future attacks and fine tune cyber defenses.

The consultancy also has deep capabilities in AI consulting for government sector clients. Booz Allen recently signed contracts with Army and DoD: one was 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.