When the U.S. began fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan, improvised explosive devices (IED) were one of the biggest threats to our soldiers. Booz Allen engineers were able to not only develop specialized armor for Army and Marine Corps vehicles, but also a jammer with the ability to block the wireless signals that detonate IEDs. Together, in just over a year, these technologies cut the number of U.S. casualties from IEDs in those countries by approximately 85 percent.
“These are the kinds of solutions that draw clients to Booz Allen,” says Senior Vice President Brian Abbe, “and the ability to work on these kinds problems for our clients—some of the largest and most complex problems imaginable—are what draw the most talented engineers to the firm. They love to be challenged and to work on projects with such incredible impact.”