“There are a number of mission-needs common across the combatant commands (COCOM) and services that potentially could be repurposed in support of multiple COCOM-specific needs. How do you connect the dots between the COCOMs with improved data sharing for situational awareness and decision making to support command and control (C2)? How do you evaluate the different threats, identify which high-value assets are threatened, and quickly identify the best mitigation response options while considering multiple geographic and functional COCOMs? And then can we quickly execute them and execute C2 efficiently and effectively?” asks Ron. To address those questions, Booz Allen applies analytics and digital tools to explore a myriad of hypothetical scenarios.
Modeling and Simulation
“For example, in one space security program, we’re creating a process to digitize space and counterspace command and control processes,” Ron adds. “That will lay the foundation for analysts to apply intelligence data to an operational problem, creating sophisticated simulations to choose a threat response.”
“This way, they can quickly run through very complicated planning processes and data integration to understand evolving threats, see what potential response options might look like, and make decisions from a campaign-planning perspective,” Ron says. This process helps leaders assess the best way to coordinate those response options and helps combatant commands rapidly evaluate the effectiveness of the ability to mitigate the threat.
Threats are continually changing as competitor nations apply technological advances to continually probe defenses. Booz Allen is handling rapid prototyping of space and counterspace capabilities to respond to the joint force’s urgent and emerging operational needs. Our integrated expertise across engineering, digital solutions, advanced analytics, and cyber allows us to create a seamless product from design through operational delivery.
Rapid Software Development
We’re providing rapid software development using open, resilient space data platforms that assist in integrating data across military and intelligence communities. We also understand the complexities inherent in processing classified data for varied access levels, with the associated data governance, cultural, and technical issues of interoperable networking.
We integrate these vigorous DevSecOps frameworks to ensure that security is built in while development is accelerated, with processes tailored for each client’s need. As the nation’s largest cybersecurity provider, we understand the complexities of offensive and defensive cyber.
For example, we establish a digital thread as the single source of truth to provide custom tools that enable the Kobayashi Maru software factory to identify and overcome gaps, overlaps, and dependencies in mission applications for Space Command and Control.
To enable combined space domain awareness, and further joint operations, we’re directly supporting the ability to perform near real-time operation with commercial and allied mission partners.
People and culture are critical to the mission. Providing efficient workforce processes, navigating cultural change, and leveraging existing technologies for the greatest efficiency is essential to create a lean approach. We’re working to help the Space Force rapidly shape its digital-first culture.