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My hometown roots give me perspective on what matters. I know the work that we do at Booz Allen has a positive affect on people’s lives.
My background in electrical engineering and my leadership skills allow me to deliver engineering and acquisition solutions. I appreciate my opportunity to make a difference.
I’m grateful for the path I’ve been able to follow and the support I have received. That’s why I make mentoring a part of my daily leadership. I want people to be recognized for their amazing, high-quality work. People matter.
Angela Wallace is a leader in the firm’s Engineering & Science business and has more than 20 years of professional experience in team leadership, task management, and systems engineering, as well as satellite and ground communications system architecture development.
She also has extensive experience in technology development and communications systems assessments. Angela leads 145 engineers, scientists, and acquisition specialists who address challenges for numerous defense clients. She is based in Arlington, Virginia.
Prior to joining the firm, Angela provided technical support for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s (DARPA) Advanced Space Technology Program. She was the primary technical interface with contractors for the development of Hughes’ extremely high frequency phased-array antenna, which provides a basis for next-generation military communications satellite systems.
She also worked on EMS’ multi-beam antenna, Space Computer’s miniature parallel processor, and General Dynamics' high-speed optical data bus. Angela's work supported NASA’s Advanced Communications Technology Satellite high-data-rate terminal, and DARPA’s insertion into MILSATCOM products of Advanced Communications Technology (IMPACT) programs. Additionally, Angela also assisted with integration, planning, and testing for Pegasus and Taurus launch vehicles for communications technologies.
Angela holds a bachelor's in electrical engineering from the University of South Alabama and a master's in electrical engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.
Is this the job you wanted when you grew up? I didn’t know this job existed. I’m from a small town, and was a first-generation college student. I was good at math, so I thought about pre-med, but I wanted a more collaborative career. Math and science led me to electrical engineering, which I loved. I am grateful that I found this path.
Do you get to use your electrical engineering background in your current position? I use my engineering and management expertise. I am working on several assignments focused on satellite communications. SATCOM is really important for the Department of Defense’s deployed troops. They often don’t have access to fiber or cellular. SATCOM can be their only way to communicate . I also have a management side where I do risk assessment and planning. I get to use all my skills in one way or another.
Why is Booz Allen an ideal place for career growth? Everyone likes the environment that we provide for entrepreneurship and growth. You can find a problem, solve it, and grow the business. I’ve seen experts come in with electronics specialties and expand into a whole new area. I was able to do that with satellite communications. You can own your own portfolio within the bigger company.
How do you keep your team motivated during times of change? When there’s a policy change or a reorganization, there can be anxiety. We want to maintain a calmness and confidence in what we can do in the future. Our leadership provides mentorship that helps people define their own careers. In times of change, we help them look at their opportunities.
What are the biggest challenges your clients are facing? The clients at the portfolio oversight level are looking at restructuring their organization in the near future. They’re aligning with new leaders and have needs that are outside the engineering teams. We are looking at broader needs—how are they facing change? Longer term, we’re looking at emerging threats. Cyber threats. Space threats. How can we face these and be resilient? Those are big questions we’re helping our clients answer.
Where did you grow up? Alabama. There were 300 people in my school, and it was first through 12th grade combined.
Have you always had an entrepreneurial spirit? I think that comes from growing up in a small town. I had to be resourceful and creative. As a teenager, I had an early leadership opportunity and started a small cottage business. Over 8 years, I taught many children and adults to swim. I enjoyed being responsible for a small business and have drawn upon that experience often.
What do you consider your strengths? I believe in quality. I want things done right and done well. I want to make sure that people are recognized and rewarded for what they do.
How do you help people get recognized at Booz Allen? Sometimes people are shining and they don’t even know it. I stop and take the time to appreciate the moment, and I want them to appreciate it, too. A client might be recognizing a job well done, and I want leadership to hear about it. I make sure that happens.
What fascinates you about emerging technology? Understanding emerging technology is really important for the firm and our clients working at every level in the DoD. It helps guides investments, meet growing threats and improve the quality of lives. Engineering, cyber, and analytics technology will help our deployed troops—as well as everyone here in the U.S.