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USAF Awards Booz Allen Spot on $950M Contract to Support ABMS Development; Khalid Syed Quoted

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Khalid Syed
Khalid Syed SVP and C5ISR Lead Booz Allen Hamilton

The U.S. Air Force awarded Booz Allen Hamilton a spot on the $950 million indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract to support development of the Advanced Battle Management System (ABMS), the company reported on Monday. Booz Allen has been selected by the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center’s (AFLCMC) Chief Architect Integration Office (CAIO).

“The Department of Defense (DoD) is embarking on an ambitious and necessary endeavor to digitally transform its operations, enabling greater mission readiness and seamless communication from sensor to warfighter. Booz Allen has the expertise needed to integrate diverse legacy systems and breakthrough technologies to strengthen the Air Force’s performance,” said SVP and Booz Allen’s C5ISR lead Khalid Syed.

The U.S. Air Force’s ABMS will enable rapid decision making and all-domain command and control. The system is part of the Department of Defense’s Joint All-Domain Command and Control (JADC2) concept and will enable all services to operate together as part of a joint team.

ABMS will connect sensors, decision makers,and weapons through a secure data network to engage across multiple domains more effectively. Under the contract, Booz Allen will compete for task orders to support digital transformation across all aspects of the Air Force’s command and control enterprise.

Booz Allen will leverage open systems design, modern software, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning applications to develop a connected ecosystem of digital capabilities and technologies across multiple platforms and domains.

The company’s interoperable framework will support rapid data collection and analysis, communication, faster decisions, and enhanced performance from the Continental United States (CONUS) to the tactical edge.

“As warfare becomes increasingly digital, information is the new weapon. Through our work supporting every U.S. military service over the past decades, we have seen firsthand the challenges of disconnected systems, R&D, policies, and procedures,” added Syed.

About Booz Allen Hamilton

For more than 100 years, military, government, and business leaders have turned to Booz Allen Hamilton to solve their most complex problems. As a consulting firm with experts in analytics, digital, engineering, and cyber, we help organizations transform. We are a key partner on some of the most innovative programs for governments worldwide and trusted by their most sensitive agencies. We work shoulder to shoulder with clients, using a mission-first approach to choose the right strategy and technology to help them realize their vision. With global headquarters in McLean, Virginia and offices worldwide, our firm employs nearly 27,200 people and had revenue of $7.5 billion for the 12 months ending March 31, 2020.