Booz Allen Hamilton Acquires Software Services Business of SPARC, LLC
Booz Allen has acquired the unit, its assets, and about 270 staff who
currently provide software development services for the
The services group, which grew its revenue by 26 percent in 2014, will
operate from its
"The SPARC team is a great addition to Booz Allen, bolstering our
ability to deliver the large, highly integrated systems that clients are
"The SPARC team is known for its deep expertise in modern Agile and
DevOps methods, as well as its creativity in delivering solutions
integrating cloud computing, UI/UX design, mobile technologies, cyber
security, and production operations," said
"The opportunity to join a firm like Booz Allen that so strongly values
our expertise, shares our focus on culture, and offers the chance to
expand into new areas of client work is an exciting development for the
SPARC team, and we look forward to accomplishing great things together,"
said SPARC Chief Executive Officer
In 2013, SPARC was ranked by Inc. 500 as the 14th fastest-growing private company in the U.S., and it has been named a South Carolina Best Places to Work winner four times.
Booz Allen has continued to invest in building its systems delivery business in recent years as part of the firm's long-term growth strategy, called Vision 2020. The firm sees growth opportunities driven by client demand for rapid technology innovation in areas such as cloud, big data and mobility; advanced development methodologies and a demand for faster deployments.
"The addition of SPARC expands our portfolio of technical skillsets which are essential for mission-critical systems delivery, furthering our ability to offer our clients cutting-edge solutions and take advantage of growth opportunities in the market for large highly-integrated IT projects," said Labovich.
The firm's differentiator in systems delivery is the combination of its broad range of technology capabilities, an intimate understanding of a client's mission, and an awareness and sensitivity to the management challenges of organizational adaptation and adoption.
In recent months, Booz Allen has won several large high-profile systems delivery contracts, including:
A contract valued at
$202 millionfrom the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services(CMS) to become the Marketplace System Integrator, an essential role in the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Booz Allen is leading governance and technical coordination for a complex, interoperable set of systems, while ensuring compliance and alignment with continuing Congressional mandates and evolving regulatory requirements.
A task order valued at
$83 millionover three years to help U.S. Federal agencies stay ahead of evolving Cyber security threats. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security(DHS) and the General Services Administration's Federal Systems Integration and Management Center (GSA FEDSIM) selected Booz Allen Hamilton to fulfill Task Order 2D of the Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation program. This contract is the second CDM Task Order award for Booz Allen under the DHS CDM Program.
A task order valued at
$87 millionfrom the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) Office of Information and Technology(OI&T) for Booz Allen, along with teaming partners, to manage the overall operations and delivery of a VA Mobile Infrastructure Services solution. This includes a public and private cloud Infrastructure that is the foundation for VAmobile capabilities being developed and released to enhance the way VAdelivers care to Veterans.
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