We're building value and opportunity by investing in cybersecurity, analytics, digital solutions, engineering and science, and consulting. Our culture of innovation empowers employees as creative thinkers, bringing unparalleled value for our clients and for any problem we try to tackle.
Booz Allen Commercial delivers advanced cyber defenses to the Fortune 500 and Global 2000. We are technical practitioners and cyber-focused management consultants with unparalleled experience – we know how cyber-attacks happen and how to defend against them.
Our strategy and technology consultants have empowered our international clients with the knowledge and experience they need to build their own local resources and capabilities.
In facing challenges of modernization, our Middle East and North Africa clients have complex requirements that benefit from our proven experience in guiding major programs and projects for governments and private-sector organizations. The services we offer in UAE, Qatar, Egypt, Turkey, Kuwait, Morocco, Jordan, and other regional countries build on our consulting legacy.
Our clients call upon us to work on their hardest problems—delivering effective health care, protecting warfighters and their families, keeping our national infrastructure secure, bringing into focus the traditional boundaries between consumer products and manufacturing as those boundaries blur.
Booz Allen was founded on the notion that we could help companies succeed by bringing them expert, candid advice and an outside perspective on their business. The analysis and perspective generated by that talent can be found in the case studies and thought leadership produced by our people.
Explore our featured teams and missions. Search openings and find out how you can support our meaningful missions.
Continue your mission with us. Get advice from our recruiting team, and browse our FAQs.
Seeking an internship or entry-level position? Learn about the impact you can make on our team.
Find out more about our application process, explore our benefits, and review our FAQs.
Learn more about Booz Allen's diverse culture and environment of inclusion that fosters respect and opportunity for all employees.
Our 22,600 engineers, scientists, software developers, technologists, and consultants live to solve problems that matter. We’re proud of the diversity throughout our organization, from our most junior ranks to our board of directors and leadership team.
Booz Allen takes pride in a culture that encourages and rewards the many dimensions of leadership—innovative thinking, active collaboration, and personal service. We’re particularly proud of the diversity of our Leadership Team and Board of Directors, among the most diverse in corporate America today.
You’re hearing about Directed Energy weapons in the news; seeing what it will take to get them on the battlefield was a hot topic of discussion at this year’s 2018 Directed Energy Summit. Here’s a look at five key themes that emerged.
1. Directed Energy is not “one size fits all.”
When we think Directed Energy, we think lasers, but it also encompasses high-power microwaves—a group of technologies that can be tailored for use across the nation’s warfighting domains: land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace. Since the strategies, war-fighting tactics, techniques, procedures, and logistical requirements for each of these domains are distinct, each will require a different application of these technologies.
The good news: There’s room for innovation. The challenge: There’s wide variation in how these systems will be rolled out across the service branches. We need to understand the needs of the warfighter and the many mission scenarios these technologies will support.
Responding to our nation’s adversaries and competitors, the U.S. National Security Strategy and National Defense Strategy underscore the importance of technological advantage and superiority. Directed Energy weapons are an integral part of the equation.
And support for Directed Energy has been growing, shown by actions such as Congress’ approval for rapid acquisition authority for Directed Energy weapons; the appointment of a Pentagon senior official tasked with accelerating the transition of Directed Energy weapon systems into the field; and increased budget for prototyping a number of Directed Energy weapons.
As with any weapon system, success requires more than hardware. To keep pace with technological development, operational considerations should be addressed now, such as: test simulation, training approaches and infrastructure, concepts of operation, and tactical decision aids that help the warfighter make critical choices in combat.
Giving thought to these areas now will ensure fielding is ready on the same timeline as systems, and build warfighters’ trust in the weapons’ combat capabilities.
Leaders in Congress and the Department of Defense track numerous topics beyond armed services work and emerging technologies, including intelligence, foreign affairs, and related topics that influence decision making.
Education and awareness building—on the part of government, industry and academia—is critical to understanding the full picture of Directed Energy, from technology advances to what our adversaries are doing. This ultimately supports decision-makers’ abilities to advocate on behalf of the warfighter and the nation.
Until recently, from a warfighter perspective, Directed Energy has been more of a technology push than a pull. Recent technology advancements and successful field demonstrations are starting to change that perspective. Increased education to the warfighter about what these systems can offer in conjunction with kinetic weapons, plus continued availability of prototypes to test, will be critical to advancing the adoption of Directed Energy weapons.
Non-lethal applications for Directed Energy, such as active denial, and high-power microwave vehicle and vessel stopping, and sensor capabilities give the warfighter valuable options, support the National Defense Strategy and complement traditional weapon systems. Non-escalatory warfare options such as these are increasingly needed as urban and non-traditional battlefield scenarios increase. In some cases where kinetic weapons are not viable, non-lethal Directed Energy weapons could be the only alternative.
These videos offer the latest discussion in Directed Energy legislation, from the 2018 Directed Energy Summit. Featuring Senator Martin Heinrich, Representative Tim Ryan, Senator Mazie Hirono, and Mara Motherway. Read More
Directed energy weapons rely on a distinct industrial base and component supply chain for the high-energy lasers and high-powered microwave systems. Leaders from a few of these companies share insight into the current health of the industrial base. Read More