Booz Allen Hamilton

IT Strategy

Government CIOs struggle with an array of complex issues, from overcoming organizational barriers and maintaining operational stability of their investments, to keeping compliant with ever-evolving standards and regulations. Now more than ever, they need strategies that are practical, measurable, and achievable.

The strategy and technology consultants of Booz Allen Hamilton draw on extensive intellectual capital and experience to help government leaders achieve IT mission success.

Government CIOs struggle with an array of complex issues, from overcoming organizational barriers and maintaining operational stability of their investments, to keeping compliant with ever-evolving standards and regulations. Now more than ever, they need strategies that are practical, measurable, and achievable.

The strategy and technology consultants of Booz Allen Hamilton draw on extensive intellectual capital and experience to help government leaders achieve IT mission success. Because of our distinctive combination of strategic insight, industry knowledge, and IT functional expertise, we are uniquely positioned to help clients bridge the divide between business demands and IT solutions. We have refined our proven methodologies and approach to problem solving by working with some of the federal government’s most discriminating clients.

Booz Allen offers in-depth expertise and a full spectrum of capabilities to help IT leaders tackle their toughest challenges—from strategies to ensure that their IT delivers real value, to new approaches for achieving meaningful IT transformation. We have one unifying goal—to help our clients succeed. Our client’s mission is our mission, which helps explain why 85 percent of our assignments come from existing client relationships.


Booz Allen’s IT Strategy Center of Excellence (CoE) provides insight and counsel to clients regarding trade-offs and opportunities available for making prudent investments in technology. With more than 400 highly skilled practitioners, the CoE works with project teams firmwide, sharing resources, knowledge, and best practices to implement recommendations based on proven methodologies.

Focusing on current IT strategy service offerings and next-generation solutions, our IT Strategy team provides the following capabilities:

  • IT Portfolio Management (IT PfM). The IT PfM approach is typically combined with a set of tools for identifying, diagnosing, controlling, and increasing the aggregate return on investments at a given level of risk tolerance. IT PfM delivers the benefits of balancing supply and demand of IT resources, eliminating redundancy, and enabling better alignment with strategic goals. Booz Allen provides strategic, financial, and technical IT PfM services, including helping clients rate and rank proposals, determine the economic worth of investments, and make objective “buy-sell-hold” decisions.
  • Enterprise Architecture (EA). Booz Allen helps government IT leaders maintain a holistic view of their enterprise, positioning applications, infrastructure, and information to support key business processes. Our integrated EA strategies lead to improved business processes, operational stability of investments, cohesion between departments and operating units, enhanced communication, and increased market competitiveness.
  • Business BluePrinting. Booz Allen helps organizations successfully develop and implement a comprehensive approach to IT governance by assessing their IT structure and governance capabilities, identifying the best suited structural and governance approaches for them, and providing implementation support. We use business blueprinting to help assess an organization’s readiness to create and, more importantly, use EA products and information based on a pragmatic evaluation of key indicators.
  • Data and IT Strategy Integration. Data and IT strategy integration ensures that an organization’s IT strategy activities account for impacts imparted by its data and information-sharing objectives. Booz Allen’s approach for data strategy and IT management process integration includes both practicable guidance and analytical tools to help assess an organization’s data and IT management environment.
  • Enterprise 2.0. Enterprise 2.0 helps government organizations in their efforts to maximize information sharing and collaboration capabilities in support of their missions. Booz Allen’s approach provides an overall strategy for organizations to iteratively introduce emerging collaborative technologies, along with traditional IT, into their business processes.
  • IT Strategic Planning. Booz Allen helps organizations formulate a strategic agenda outlining how IT will be used to meet mission needs and stakeholder requirements. Our phased planning methodology is based on helping organizations understand the plan’s purpose, scope, contributors, and audience; identifying appropriate IT visions, goals, and strategies; and developing, executing, and overseeing action plans for implementing their IT strategies.
  • Cloud Computing. Booz Allen has long advocated cloud computing as a viable option for public -sector organizations that want to centralize software and data storage management while avoiding the cost of in-house hardware and software maintenance. Working in concert with our Systems Delivery and IT Infrastructure teams, our IT Strategy team assists agencies and departments in uncovering the drivers, key considerations, and other important factors to aid them in their migrating to the cloud.
  • Organization and Governance. Although there is no one-size-fits-all solution to managing IT, an enterprise organization and governance approach can optimize mission performance, maximize the value and deployment of IT resources, and shape technology innovation. Booz Allen works with government agencies to develop tailored organization and governance solutions that reflect their unique IT strategy and objectives as they align to mission and resource considerations.

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The Enterprise Integrator

Booz Allen has significant experience working with clients and system developers to provide system-of-systems (SoS) blueprints, roadmaps, and integrations. Booz Allen’s Mission Integration (MI) methodology, supported by a key role, the enterprise integrator, enables the government to drive out inefficiencies and, more important, meet its cross-organizational mission needs.
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Government Partnerships to Get Common Operational Geospatial Data to the Users

Booz Allen supports the government’s efforts to understand geospatial intelligence and utilize this data in emergency management and law enforcement operations.

Federal Emergency Management Agency Planning and Technical Assistance Support

This fact sheet outlines Booz Allen Hamilton's approach to providing planning and technical assistance to FEMA and other emergency management organizations.


Environmental Services for Defense and Homeland Security

Booz Allen offers several capabilities and program management expertise to support environmental missions at the Department of Defense and Department of Homeland Security.


Meeting the Energy Challenge with Green Data Centers

Booz Allen helps agencies define Green IT goals including Green Data Centers, and design implementation plans and metrics.


Committed to a Sustainable Future

Booz Allen has a deep corporate commitment to sustainability through our client services, companywide sustainability program, and employees’ grassroots environmental initiatives.


IT Infrastructure—Helping Organizations Meet Mission and Business Critical IT Infrastructure Challenges

Our IT infrastructure experts provide a comprehensive suite of services that equip our clients to address mission and business-critical challenges.

IT Strategy Diagnostic—Developing Targeted IT Strategies Best Suited for Your Organization

The diagnostic is designed to identify the relevant and high-impact issues that CIOs must consider when developing IT strategies.

Enterprise Architecture Integration

Booz Allen transforms your organization by identifying key capabilities needed to reach your vision and then architecting how mission activities and technology need to evolve together to reach the capabilities.

Portfolio Management Analytics

Booz Allen helps organizations successfully design and implement a customized, repeatable approach to IT portfolio management and analysis.

IT Portfolio Management and Mission Engineering

Many organizations struggle to demonstrate measurable business gains and operational value from IT investments, even when traditional portfolio management (PfM) approaches are used. To alleviate this problem, organizations must combine rigorous analysis of enterprise operations with portfolio analysis to ensure they capture needs and priorities and can easily translate them into IT capabilities to drive IT investment.

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Booz Allen Wins Contract from National Institutes of Health to Assist with Privacy and Compliance Requirements

Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE: BAH) has been awarded a five-year, $2.5 million task order award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to provide privacy and compliance services. The win was awarded as part of the NITAAC CIO-SP2i Government-Wide Acquisition Contract.

New Survey Highlights Security Risks Facing Health IT and Security Professionals

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Booz Allen Wins $43 Million Task Order to Provide Enterprise Systems Support for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE: BAH) announced it has been awarded a $43 million task order from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Management Information Systems Office for Information Management Support Services.
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Civilian Agencies

Helping civilian government agencies innovate, modernize, and transform to achieve operational efficiency and mission effectiveness. Learn More


Serving commercial clients across the industrial and services sectors with expert, unbiased advice that helps companies succeed in tackling the most pressing issues and opportunities in business today. Learn More


Supporting the Department of Defense with advanced strategy and technology solutions to enable the US military to deter enemies and threats. Learn More


Providing the intelligence community with strategy and technology solutions for secure intelligence gathering, analysis and dissemination. Learn More

Nonprofit Organizations

Management and technology solutions to support the special missions of nonprofit organizations. Learn More