Welcome to our 2016 Impact Report. Now in our second century, we are as vibrant and innovative as the day we were born. After having created the very concept of management consulting more than a century ago, we have now woven that heritage into a range of highly skilled technological capabilities that have had an exciting impact for our clients, our people, and the communities where we live and work.
Our people are bringing their mix of consulting and advanced technology expertise to solve problems with a different, more effective mindset. Their purpose is to devise powerful solutions for our clients’ toughest challenges. And their passion is in everything they do; they want to help their country protect and serve its citizens better and make sure their neighbors have adequate food and shelter.
“People, purpose, and passion—they are the stories of the promise we make and the impact we deliver every day.”
We’ve lasted more than 100 years because we’ve stood firm on a foundation of the highest character, an unyielding commitment to the best client service, and genuine care for our employees and communities. But importantly, we’ve also adapted with the needs of the times. Today, we’re building value and opportunity for our second century by investing in technology skills like data science and analytics, systems delivery, engineering, and cyber, and we’re supporting those skills with investments in our culture of innovation.
Our clients call upon us to work on their very hardest problems because they see again and again that we are up to the task. And our investors, whose confidence and support give us the ability to serve our clients and communities, see our value each year in strong financial performance and potential for growth.
Meet our people—engineers, systems delivery experts, and data scientists; working parents and military families. One military family shares their story of deployment and financial uncertainty until both joined Booz Allen, where they are thankful for the financial security our benefits provide to military personnel who must deploy. And learn how our innovation tools are creating connections throughout the firm—infusing our workplace with even more creativity to drive client solutions.
Understand our purpose—to solve our client’s greatest challenges. In defense, for example, our team of experts identified traumatic brain injury subtypes that could lead to improved recovery outcomes for wounded warriors. Our cybersecurity experts have ensured our country’s safety by securing a commercial nuclear facility and in the process raised the bar on industry standards. We’re partnering with clients to solve their challenges, and as a result—the cars you drive are safer, the utilities that power our country are more secure, and our borders are more protected.
Feel our passion—for giving back, for making a difference. Our volunteers have mentored young innovators through the not-for-profit FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) for more than a decade. The net effect of Booz Allen's long and passionate support: the firm was recently named a FIRST Strategic Partner. Passionate inquisitiveness led to a breakthrough solution to help track the Ebola virus in Africa. That same energy and love for advanced data analytics and virtual reality technology led to the creation of Project OceanLens™ that brings never-before-seen capabilities to mapping the underwater environment.