Booz Allen secures spot on $950M ABMS contract
The U.S. Air Force awarded Booz Allen Hamilton one of several positions on an indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract valued at $950 million to support development of the Advanced Battle Management System (ABMS) which will enable rapid decision making and all-domain command and control. Part of the Department of Defense’s Joint All-Domain Command and Control (JADC2) concept, ABMS aims to enable all services to operate together as part of a joint team—connecting sensors, decision makers, and weapons through a secure data network to engage across multiple domains more effectively, the McLean, VA-based company announced August 31.
Booz Allen has been selected by the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center’s (AFLCMC) Chief Architect Integration Office (CAIO) and will compete for task orders to support digital transformation across all aspects of the Air Force’s command and control enterprise. By leveraging open systems design, modern software, and AI and machine learning applications, the team will develop a connected ecosystem of digital capabilities and technologies across multiple platforms and domains. This interoperable framework will support rapid data collection and analysis, communication, faster decisions, and enhanced performance—from the Continental United States (CONUS) to the tactical edge.
“As warfare becomes increasingly digital, information is the new weapon. Through our work supporting every U.S. military service over the past decades, we have seen firsthand the challenges of disconnected systems, R&D, policies, and procedures,” said Senior Vice President and Booz Allen’s C5ISR lead Khalid Syed. “The Department of Defense is embarking on an ambitious and necessary endeavor to digitally transform its operations, enabling greater mission readiness and seamless communication from sensor to warfighter. Booz Allen has the expertise needed to integrate diverse legacy systems and breakthrough technologies to strengthen the Air Force’s performance today while it architects solutions for tomorrow.”
Source: Booz Allen