Booz Allen wins $674-million DoD data platform contract

04 June 2021 2 min. read
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Booz Allen Hamilton, a government-focused IT consultancy, has won a five-year, $674-million contract to grow and maintain the Department of Defense’s (DoD) Advana data analytics platform.

Booz Allen will support the growth of the platform by providing full lifecycle IT support, data engineering, and analytics services, according to a release from the McLean, VA-based firm. The consultancy will leverage its capabilities in data engineering, AI, data visualization, and cloud.

“In response to increasingly advanced threats from global adversaries, the Department of Defense has placed a clear priority on enabling ready access to data and analytics across its enterprise so its teams can make faster, smarter decisions that benefit their business, operations, and mission,” said Leslie DiFonzo, executive vice president at Booz Allen.

Booz Allen wins $674-million DoD data platform contract

The Advana platform is led by the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller) and integrates hundreds of business systems across the DoD, including logistics, personnel, and financial and medical data. The platform – which currently spans 42 DoD organizations and 20,000 users – aims to deliver understandable, real-time, decision-grade data across the department.

Booz Allen last June won an $800-million contract to support the DoD Joint AI Center’s (JAIC) Warfighting National Mission Initiative, serving as prime systems integrator for new artificial intelligence technologies and products to improve insights and operational effectiveness. The initiative focuses on using AI to increase the military’s combat effectiveness through accelerated decision-making and operations.

Booz Allen also in 2020 won a $178-million US Navy contract to support the modernization of global positioning systems.

Booz Allen has approximately 27,000 people and annual revenue of $7.5 billion.