USMC hires Booz Allen Hamilton as contract lead on decision analytics

29 September 2016

The United States Marine Corps has hired Booz Allen Hamilton to lead a $48.6 million contract to deliver analytics based improvements to its decision making process in operations planning and personnel readiness. The firm leads six other companies in delivering a range of services, from strategic planning and operations research to modelling and simulations.

The United States Marine Corps (USMC) is responsible for the power projection capability of the US armed forces, acting across a range of theatres, from land, sea, and air. The Marines, when deployed, often act in fluid situations, in which critical information flows and a strong decision making and planning background mean the difference between a successful or failed mission.

The USMC recently announced that it has appointed Booz Allen Hamilton to enhance the USMC’s decision making process in the areas of operations planning and personnel readiness. The contract, which is valued at $48.6 million, sees the firm take on a lead contractor role, directing six other businesses, to provide a range of analytics-based support for issues covering force structure, manpower, aviation readiness, ground vehicle modernisation, information technology and infrastructure planning.

USMC hires Booz Allen Hamilton as contract lead on decision analytics

For the five year ‘cost-plus-fixed-fee (CPFF)’ contract, the firm says it will leverage both its traditional management consultancy approach as well as its data analytics capabilities, for a range of services that cover strategic planning, operations research, modelling and simulations, advanced data science and cloud solutions.

Stephen Soules, an Executive Vice President, responsible for Booz Allen Hamilton’s Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) offering to the USMC, says, “The Commandant of the Marine Corps, Deputy Commandant for Programs & Resources and other Marine Corps senior leaders rely on independent and objective analysis to maintain force strength and readiness. Booz Allen’s people possess a set of advanced technical skills and agile experience in program analysis and evaluation. These skills, coupled with our commitment to exceptional client delivery, make our firm well equipped to meet HQMC’s needs.”

Booz Allen Hamilton has in recent years won a number of contracts within the US defence sector, including a five year US Department of Defence contract as part of its wider $5 billion Cyber Security and Information Systems technical area task contract, and a design and development role on a five year US Army cyber defence contract worth nearly $1 billion.