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May 12, 2014
McLean, VA — The ideas come from every direction: voted by employee crowdsourcing to the top of the heap, vetted through a “Combustion Chamber” presentation exercise where only the best concepts get funded, sorted out on the rapid prototyping engineering platform, or selected from work Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE: BAH) performs for one client that can solve problems for others.
Since Booz Allen created its 1,800-person Strategic Innovation Group (SIG) to help pivot the firm toward new growth opportunities, the investment has produced strong results. New ideas have led to a suite of products, key partnerships with other innovators, advancements in the fields of data science, cyber security and rapid prototyping, and solutions that are saving lives and preventing potentially devastating cyber attacks.
Today, Booz Allen’s innovations help protect US warfighters against remote-controlled IEDs with signal jamming technology. They provide commercial clients with integrated advanced technology to anticipate, prevent, detect and respond to global cyber threats. And they help the U.S. government detect fraud through the use of data science tradecraft. Many organizations recognize that innovation is a driver of solutions such as these, yet they do not have the resources to incubate the best ideas that can deliver the highest potential to achieving mission success.
Created with an initial $40 million investment to identify, nurture and deliver solutions across the spectrum of defense and intelligence, civil, commercial and international clients, the SIG is a key element of the firm’s Vision 2020 plan to address new growth opportunities.
“Booz Allen created the Strategic Innovation Group to capture the smart thinking that already existed across the firm, take the best new and compelling ideas and build solutions around them that will resonate across the entire spectrum of our clients,” said Karen Dahut, executive vice president and head of the SIG. “Booz Allen’s ability to work across multiple federal and commercial markets allows it to deliver unique and forward-looking solutions and partners, ultimately expanding what is possible and delivering strong return on mission when innovation is essential in times of fiscal constraints.”
The SIG is making innovation an imperative across the entire firm. Among the first year’s highlights:
“The federal government’s shutdown in 2013, as well as ongoing uncertainty in the government marketplace, only served to reinforce the need for Booz Allen to reimagine its business model,” said Dahut. “The competitive market will continue and the winners will be those who identify and take advantage of growth opportunities. Because of the flexibility and scale it creates, the SIG will help Booz Allen focus on our growth markets and continue to deliver superior service to clients.”
This week, Booz Allen executives will participate in several innovation events that demonstrate the firm’s commitment to bringing startups and entrepreneurial talent to solve real client challenges:
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For more than 100 years, business, government, and military leaders have turned to Booz Allen Hamilton to solve their most complex problems. They trust us to bring together the right minds: those who devote themselves to the challenge at hand, who speak with relentless candor, and who act with courage and character. They expect original solutions where there are no roadmaps. They rely on us because they know that—together—we will find the answers and change the world.
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