MCLEAN, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
The U.S. Department of Defense's Missile
Defense Agency (MDA) develops, tests and fields the integrated,
layered, ballistic missile defense system (BMDS) that protects the
United States, its deployed forces and allies against all ranges of
enemy ballistic missiles. Missile defense requires a strong
communications network and accurate frequency signals, which must be
safeguarded from cyberattacks. In August of 2017, Booz Allen was awarded
a $91.5M contract to identify cybersecurity threats, and improve
cybersecurity integration and effectiveness throughout its BMDS fielded
capabilities and computer network.
"We are honored to continue and expand our partnership with MDA and look
forward to applying our robust cybersecurity capabilities to protect the
systems that protect our nation," said Robert
Smith, senior vice president at Booz Allen. "Our new cybersecurity
approaches, like automating incident response, advancing challenging
weapon system cybersecurity, and incorporating advanced data science
techniques are all key to cyber resiliency and mission effectiveness.
Booz Allen's talent for balancing strong cyber risk management, the
latest in cyber capabilities and techniques, key partnerships, and
knowledge of evolving regulations will ensure MDA's BMDS is secure and
effective while minimizing cost and leveraging existing investments."
Booz Allen has a long history of supporting the U.S. Defense Department,
that spans more than 75 years when the firm won its first Navy contract
in 1940. To learn more about Booz Allen's Defense work, visit BoozAllen.com/markets/defense-and-intelligence.html.
About Booz Allen Hamilton
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trust us to bring together the right minds: those who devote themselves
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and cyber expertise. With global headquarters in McLean, Virginia, our
firm employs more than 23,300 people and had revenue of $5.80 billion
for the 12 months ended March 31, 2017. To learn more, visit BoozAllen.com.
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