DHS inks contract with Booz Allen for systems engineering

The Homeland Security Department has awarded a five-year, $250 million contract to Booz Allen Hamilton Inc. to provide systems engineering and technical assistance to DHS' Science and Technology Directorate, the company has announced.

Under the contract, Booz Allen of McLean, Va., will provide program and technical management, program planning and oversight, technical evaluation, project analysis, risk mitigation, and data development and management.

The company also will provide various other financial, human resources, IT, security, general administrative and technical support to DHS technology programs. These programs are overseen by the undersecretary of homeland security for science and technology.

The Science and Technology Directorate is the R&D arm of DHS. Its primary mission is to develop and deploy high-performance, low-operating-cost systems to prevent, detect and mitigate the consequences of chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive attacks.

Booz Allen's project team includes Amron Corp., Bayfirst Solutions LLC, CACI International Inc., Camber Corp., Carrie-Brooks-Brown Consulting Services, Central Point LLC, Defense Group Inc., Missing Link, Strategic Analysis Inc. and Schafer Corp.

Ethan Butterfield is a staff writer for Government Computer News' sister publication, Washington Technology.

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