December 20, 2021
McLean, VA – Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE: BAH) announced one of its senior technical leaders supporting the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Distinguished Engineer Gary Pomajevich, has relocated to Huntsville, Alabama. This move underscores the firm’s commitment and partnership with the FBI to establish its Huntsville campus as the world’s leading innovation hub for next-generation investigative and operational technologies.
Pomajevich has worked with Booz Allen for 25 years, helping the firm to support major intelligence, national security, and law enforcement operations, including those of the FBI. He has spent the majority of his career working behind the scenes as an embedded, onsite technical leader serving his clients and their missions. Pomajevich was central to the stand-up and success of the FBI’s Terrorist Explosive Device Analytical Center (TEDAC) technical exploitation component in 2003 and his team supported its successful relocation and continued mission at Redstone Arsenal in 2017 as one of the first major programs to transition to Huntsville. His multifaceted background includes work in reverse engineering, technical analysis and exploitation, software development, and more specifically the development of state-of-the-art investigative tools.
“I’m looking forward to beginning a new chapter in my career with Booz Allen here in the Rocket City,” said Pomajevich. “Although I’ll be working in a new city, my focus and passion remain the same as it has for decades: to serve our clients and serve our employees. It’s especially rewarding to see the results help solve a case or stop a terrorist plot. In partnership, we have an opportunity to revolutionize how the FBI conducts its mission through innovation and bringing new capabilities quickly to the field.”
Pomajevich’s relocation from Quantico, Virginia, coincides with the FBI’s multiyear effort to expand its presence at Redstone Arsenal and transform the location into a hub for technology development. The FBI’s plans include enhancing its training programs, building an innovation center dedicated to cyber threat intelligence and analytics, and creating a “smart city” where FBI employees can test tools in a real-world setting. The FBI aims to grow its current base of Huntsville employees to a workforce of at least 3,400 by 2026.
“We’ve been working shoulder to shoulder with the FBI for decades, and we have an active, engaged, and growing presence on the ground in Huntsville,” said Carl Ghattas, a Booz Allen senior vice president and a leader within the firm’s Justice, Homeland Security, and Transportation business who served in the FBI for more than 20 years. “Gary’s relocation demonstrates our commitment to bringing together the best and brightest talent to support FBI missions. Gary is not the first member of our team to relocate to Huntsville in support of the FBI, and he will not be the last. Booz Allen will be there as more programs transition down, with waves of professionals who transition their Booz Allen careers from the national capital region to Huntsville, as well as with dozens of targeted new hires from within the region. Booz Allen in Huntsville is a place where you can build a rewarding career; develop new, forward-leaning skills; and apply them to protect the American people from 21st-century threats.”
Booz Allen has operated local offices in Huntsville since 2003, and currently employs a local workforce of 175 people. In 2020, the firm opened its 6,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art Innovation Center in the historic, reimagined Stovehouse factory to support collaboration with clients and the community. The reconfigurable space is designed to host engineering teams, employee gatherings, customer meetings, and demonstrations across a broad range of technical skill sets.
Read more about Booz Allen’s work with the FBI and how the firm’s Huntsville location supports Booz Allen’s clients and the community.