Booz Allen has opened a new 20,000-square-foot, 400-employee Mission Systems Integration Facility (MSIF) in southern Maryland. Located minutes away from the Naval Air Station, the Pax River MSIF is a first-of-its-kind space in the region for rapidly designing, developing, prototyping, integrating, and testing innovations for warfighters.
But Booz Allen isn’t new to the neighborhood. This facility serves as an extension of the firm’s longstanding support in the region, primarily through its Lexington Park, Maryland, office, established in 1979. Senior Vice President Dottie Simeona, who leads Booz Allen’s Naval Air and Naval Sea Warfare Center businesses, has been there since the early days and was instrumental in bringing the MSIF project to fruition. Here, she shares her story—and why Pax River is such a special place.