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5 Mar, 2013

Booz Allen Awarded US$11 billion U.S. Homeland Security Contracts


MCLEAN, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– February 28, 2013 — Booz Allen Hamilton today announced it was awarded two, five-year contracts under the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Technical, Acquisition and Business Support Services (TABSS) $11 billion multiple-award, Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity contract vehicle. The wins, awarded on November 30, 2012 and February 15, 2013, are to support DHS and its components with program management, engineering, technology, business and financial management, and audit support services.

TABSS is specifically designed to provide a wide range of strategically-sourced professional support services for DHS. Booz Allen was selected to support Domain 1, which involves program management, engineering and technology support services, and Domain 2, which includes business management, financial management and audit support services. Both support the acquisition life cycle services needed to assist with the cross-organizational mission of DHS.

“We have provided critical support to DHS since its inception, and have the functional capability and in-depth knowledge of DHS and its component agencies needed to successfully deliver against the broad range of support services that the TABSS vehicle will provide,” said Chris Kelly, Booz Allen Senior Vice President. “At Booz Allen, we’ve been thinking a lot about how we can help DHS realize the full potential of its capabilities and achieve its mission goals during its next decade. The TABSS vehicle will allow us to help DHS adopt a strong, future-facing strategy and field capability against the aggregated homeland security and law enforcement mission.”

Since the creation of DHS, Booz Allen has worked side by side with the agency to implement integrated, collaborative strategies that contribute to the safety and security of the United States. As the agency plans for the next decade of homeland security, Booz Allen is leading the way with a new vision for homeland security and law enforcement. To read more: http://bit.ly/VskQEN.

Booz Allen Hamilton Launches Cyber4Sight Threat Intelligence Services

MCLEAN, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– February 25, 2013 — Booz Allen Hamilton today launched Cyber4Sight™ Threat Intelligence Services, which uses multiple data sources to identify and monitor an organization’s unique cyber security profile, determine its “attack surface,” and deploy military grade predictive intelligence to anticipate, prioritize and mitigate cyber threats 24/7. This anticipatory service produces real-time, practical indications and warnings so that commercial organizations can take defensive actions against cyber attacks long before they occur.

Today’s cyber threats are increasingly targeting corporations and governments to conduct industrial espionage, undermine business and financial operations and sabotage infrastructure. A perimeter defense alone is no longer sufficient protection – adversaries are too many, too fast and too sophisticated. Organizations need a new paradigm that combines real-time security resources with a rigorous method of mitigating cyber risks. Booz Allen has combined its deep functional cyber expertise from the intelligence community with its operational military experience to create Cyber4Sight.

“In today’s world, too many organizations wait until a cyber attack occurs before reacting to it,” said Booz Allen Vice Chairman Mike Mcconnell. “Cyber4Sight marks a shift from today’s largely reactive security posture to a preemptive, predictive intelligence perspective that ensures an organization stays one step ahead of its attackers.”

Booz Allen’s Cyber4Sight provides clients – from banks to insurance companies to energy utilities – with anticipatory cyber threat intelligence that allows them to cultivate a proactive security posture, get ahead of an attack, assess risks and take appropriate actions to mitigate future attacks. Cyber4Sight combines the science of Big Data with the art of analysis and information gathering to give clients a holistic, forward-looking cyber security program. This service is the result of a significant multi-year investment Booz Allen has made to create an infrastructure that globally integrates data collection, aggregation and analysis and engages cyber analysts from a myriad of disciplines.

McConnell continued, “Cyber4Sight stands apart from current services on the market. Booz Allen’s commitment to keeping cyber experts trained on the latest techniques, our all-source approach to adversary threat analysis and our use of in-depth linguistic and socio-cultural analysis make this product unique. Also, this new platform meets a critical ‘must have’ for all companies: it creates a more efficient bottom line by lowering operating costs and eliminates the need to create proprietary cyber security systems and hire and train cyber personnel each time the threat environment changes.”

Cyber4Sight provides cyber threat situational awareness, and helps public and private sector clients avoid surprises by delivering probability-based anticipatory warnings that help them avoid the cost of post-event recovery and mitigation, as well as the theft, destruction and public release of critical data. Booz Allen’s Cyber4Sight holistic scope of managed service centers on:

  • All-Source Data: Booz Allen’s data collection, aggregation and analysis platform filters millions of pieces of data from thousands of sources in real-time, resulting in highly tailored information that includes feedback to continuously improve processes.
  • Intelligence Analysis: Organizations make deliberate choices to conduct business transactions over the Internet, creating a constantly changing “attack surface” that can be exploited by cyber threats in real-time. Booz Allen analysts provide 24/7/365 threat monitoring to produce actionable and predictive information.
  • Managed Client Services: The suite of Cyber4Sight products includes: trip-wire reports, situation reports (SITREPs), spot reports (SPOTREP), daily summaries and requests for analysis and response.


Booz Allen Hamilton to Support Business and Economic Growth in Saudi Arabia

MCLEAN, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– February 18, 2013 – Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE: BAH) announced today it has been registered by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Ministry of Commerce and Industry to pursue business opportunities in the Kingdom in support of domestic economic diversification.

The firm will focus its expertise on providing services to government and commercial clients on critical issues related to the Kingdom’s development, most notably in the areas of cyber security, information technology, transportation and other selected infrastructure. The firm believes its capabilities will be of particular value to clients in the financial services, health care, defense and other markets.

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is showing rapid development and growth of its economy, including areas in which Booz Allen Hamilton has significant expertise. “In 2013, the Kingdom is investing in health, the financial sector, social services, education and transportation and water infrastructure,” said Senior Vice President Don Pressley, who leads the firm’s MENA operations.

“These investments are emblematic of a growing economy, but they also herald the need for the kind of smart, holistic planning we’re known for. Booz Allen brings to the Kingdom much more than just our extensive prior experience supporting U.S. government contracts in the region. Our reputation is built on our focus on our clients’ most important missions, our inspired thinking and our ability to support the full life cycle of programs – from development and implementation, through execution and operation.”

Booz Allen Hamilton will draw on nearly 100 years of global experience – including more than three decades of support for the Royal Saudi Naval Forces — in support of the Kingdom’s economic diversification and to address the emerging needs of the era, particularly related to cyber security. The Kingdom’s government has begun to invest seriously in cyber security with widespread plans for the region, and is working to increase awareness and protection around cyber threats – areas in which Booz Allen is a known leader with a unique approach to intelligence-based cybersecurity. The firm has particular expertise in providing cyber services to governments and commercial clients in the financial, health and energy sectors.

In addition, the firm will guide civil government, defense and security clients in the development of their technological capabilities, as well as supporting transportation planning with geospatial capabilities, emphasizing a holistic, full life-cycle approach that integrates technology decisions with broader concerns that can lead to a stronger outcome for clients.

Booz Allen Hamilton’s registration to do business in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is a key pillar in its strategy to engage in the Middle East as a full partner in the growth and development of the region. The firm will continue to expand its government and commercial consulting business in the Middle East and North Africa. The firm’s regional headquarters is in Abu Dhabi, and Booz Allen also conducts business in Qatar, Kuwait and Oman.