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Booz Allen Hamilton Wins Major Integrated Cyber Operations Pillar Contract to Support C4ISR, Cybersecurity Programs
McLean, Virginia – Booz Allen Hamilton today announced it has now won four of the Full and Open IDIQ Pillar contracts involving a range of full system lifecycle support activities for the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic (SCC Atlantic). Most recently, the firm won a contract with a total ceiling of nearly $900 million to support the integrated cybersecurity and Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance (C4ISR) operations of the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic (SCC Atlantic). The competitive ID/IQ contract has an initial one-year period of performance, with four, one-year options that could extend the work through July 2018. SSC Atlantic, an engineering command within the U.S. Navy, delivers adaptive and secure solutions to many naval, joint and national agencies. Under the terms of the MAC, Booz Allen will support a broad array of cybersecurity, information assurance and information operations projects for the Navy, Marine Corps, and other components of the Department of Defense.
The scope of the contract also covers full system lifecycle support including research, development, testing, evaluation, production and fielding of C4ISR information technology systems.
Combat Support Analysis Division
Conduct item level performance/system effectiveness analysis and conduct technical risk and performance tradeoff analyses of command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance (C4ISR); mobility, power and energy systems; and chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) systems. Provide independent evaluations of the chemical demilitarization processes.
Chemical Demilitarization & CBRN Systems Analysis
Employ the disciplines of engineering, mathematics, computer science, and chemistry in order to solve real-world problems concerning the potential hazards and the defense against the use of weapons of mass destruction. Major branch projects include test and evaluation (T&E) of facilities and processes for the demilitarization of chemical weapons, the analysis of CBRN threats including the protection of critical infrastructure, and the CBRN defense systems analyses. The branch works closely with the Deputy Undersecretary of the Army for Test and Evaluation, the Joint Program Office for Chemical and Biological Defense, the Department of Homeland Security, and other key chemical and biological defense program T&E organizations. Systems analysis and evaluation, modeling and simulation, and data analysis are a major focus of our work.
For a more detailed description of the Chemical Demilitarization & CBRN team, please see their overview.
C3, and C-IED Systems Analysis
Conduct systems analysis and develop/provide item level performance data in the areas of communications, networks, command and control, information operations (IO) and Counter Improvised Explosive Device (IED) systems in support of Army and Joint acquisition programs.
ISR Systems Analysis
Conduct independent systems analysis and develop/provide item level performance data in support of Army and Joint acquisition programs in the areas of Human Resources Intelligence (HUMINT); Imagery Intelligence (IMINT); Measurement and Signature Intelligence (MASINT); Signals Intelligence (SIGINT); Geospatial Intelligence (GEOINT); and target acquisition, surveillance, reconnaissance, sensor/intelligence fusion.
Mobility and Power and Energy Systems Analysis
Provide item level performance data for ground vehicle mobility in support of Army and joint acquisition programs and fielded systems to include mobility analysis for the full spectrum of on and off-road terrains, seasonal conditions, operator limitations, and vehicle characteristics and determining the mobility impacts of platform changes such as added armor, upgraded suspensions, etc. Provide item level performance data for power and energy systems modeling and analyses addressing electrical and fuel consumption at the soldier, platform and stationary/installation levels. Provide spatially oriented system analyses by developing new or enhanced geospatial data sets for use in mobility, IED defeat and unmanned aerial surveillance analyses.
An example renewable energy analysis may be found here.
“Innovation and adaptability lead the next chapter of cybersecurity, which means it’s absolutely vital that we leverage our technical and engineering expertise to help SSC Atlantic meet the challenges of the 21st century,” said Rene Castro, Senior Vice President, Booz Allen Hamilton. “We are eager, along with our large and small business partners on the contract, to advance SSC Atlantic’s objectives with the most innovative, tailored cybersecurity and C4ISR solutions.”
Booz Allen, a leader in the cybersecurity and C4ISR communities, has been a proud partner of SSC Atlantic for more than 20 years. In addition to receiving the Integrated Cyber Operations Full & Open IDIQ Pillar work, Booz Allen has secured wins to serve as a prime contractor on three other SSC Atlantic Pillar MAC contracts: Decision Superiority Full & Open Pillar; Business & Force Support Full & Open Pillar; and Battlespace Awareness Full & Open Pillar. These three additional contract awards are similarly valued at almost $900M each.
About Booz Allen Hamilton
Booz Allen Hamilton is a leading provider of management consulting, technology, and engineering services to the U.S. government in defense, intelligence, and civil markets, and to major corporations, institutions, and not-for-profit organizations. Booz Allen is headquartered in McLean, Virginia, employs more than 23,000 people, and had revenue of $5.76 billion for the 12 months ended March 31, 2013.
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