The soldier pauses, leans against his vehicle, squinting against the Afghan sun. He feels tremendous pressure as he scans the horizon, repeating his search pattern to identify possible hazards. He knows the statistics: Since the U.S. sent troops to Afghanistan in 2001, more than 2,000 service members have died, and 60 percent of those deaths are attributed to improvised explosive devices (IED).
The Soldier takes a deep breath and relies on his training to get him through this deployment. The training he receives is constantly updated with information about the latest threats—thanks to Booz Allen scientists, engineers, systems developers, digital solutions experts, and many others who offer forward-leaning solutions that give the defense and intelligence community a technical edge.