Booz Allen moves to bigger Honolulu office, spins off AI platform Modzy

14 December 2021 Consulting.us 2 min. read

Booz Allen is moving to a larger office space in Honolulu to support its increasing work for the Department of Defense (DoD) in the Indo-Pacific region. The McLean, VA-based consulting firm also announced it has spun off Modzy, an AI software platform, as a separate company.

Booz Allen will relocate to a new office in the First Hawaiian Center that supports 250 employees and includes an artificial intelligence (AI) and innovation center.

The relocation follows nearly 10% growth at Booz Allen’s Honolulu office in the last 12 months, with growth expected to continue in the future. The management and technology consulting firm opened its Honolulu office in the early 2000s and has used the location to support the DoD’s Indo-Pacific Command (Indopacom), which oversees US forces in the region. Indopacom is headquartered in Camp H.M. Smith, about eight miles northwest of downtown Honolulu. 

As the US pivots its military attention to Asia and confronting the geopolitical ambitions of China, that means more work for Booz Allen’s Hawaiian operations. Describing itself as “the premiere digital integrator for the DoD,” Booz Allen’s client work includes next-gen data systems, AI, security cooperation, and digital engineering.

Booz Allen moves to bigger Honolulu office, spins off AI platform Modzy

“Booz Allen has been investing in resources in Hawaii for decades, hiring and cultivating top-tier talent in AI, systems delivery, cyber, and other critical skills and building state-of-the-art facilities where we can co-create with our clients,” said Rex Jordan, vice president at Booz Allen. “With the Indo-Pacific region on the front line of the biggest defense pivots in years, our new office strengthens our ability to deliver capabilities that INDOPACOM can field immediately and scale quickly.”

The consultancy – which has approximately 29,200 people globally – will hold a formal ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new office in 2022.

Booz Allen also announced the completion of a spin-off of Modzy as a separate company. Modzy is an AI software platform that helps commercial and federal clients scale and monitor AI-powered systems.

Booz Allen will maintain a minority stake in the company. The transaction follows the recent spin-off of SnapAttack, a software solution for cyber threat hunting and detection.

“Modzy solves the hardest problem with using AI at scale, which is that businesses struggle to deploy and integrate AI into production. Too many models—more than 50%—are developed but never used,” said Josh Sullivan, co-founder and CEO of Modzy. “Modzy will continue to scale rapidly, building on our existing customer base across commercial markets through expansion of our partner ecosystem and developer community to accelerate AI value creation.”