Booz Allen Hamilton Inc.
- Homepage: http://www.boozallen.com/
August 2004: "Booz Allen Hamilton, a global strategy and technology consulting firm, works with clients to deliver results that endure. Strategy & Technology graphic We provide services to major international corporations and government clients around the world. Booz Allen's major areas of expertise include:
- Organization and Change Leadership
- Information Technology
- Technology Management
In Fiscal Year 2004, the firm recorded $2.7 billion in annual sales. Staff has increased to more than 15,000 members located in offices on six continents.
Booz Allen is a private company with corporate headquarters in McLean, Virginia."http://www.boozallen.com/bahng/SilverDemo?PID=Home.html&dispType=HTML&contType=TABLE&NGPgID=about
July 2007: "Over the past five years (some say almost a decade), there has been a revolution in the intelligence community toward wide-scale outsourcing. Private companies now perform key intelligence-agency functions, to the tune, I'm told, of more than $42 billion a year. Intelligence professionals tell me that more than 50 percent of the National Clandestine Service (NCS) -- the heart, brains and soul of the CIA -- has been outsourced to private firms such as Abraxas, Booz Allen Hamilton, Lockheed Martin and Raytheon."http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/07/06/AR2007070601993.html
June 2007: Booz Allen vice president Jack Mayer said his firm did quality work, followed federal rules and charged fair prices. Mayer said Booz Allen was prepared to compete with other companies for the work. He said the cost of the project ballooned because demands from the department's offices kept expanding.http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/06/27/AR2007062702988.html
Role Name Type Last Updated Organization Executive (past or present) Vice Adm. John "Mike" M. McConnell Retd. Person Jul 9, 2007
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Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at: Jul 14, 2011 Hacktivism moves from pranks to problems: Far from being 'sophisticated' attacks, LulzSec and Anonymous are run of the mill, say experts.
QUOTE: a spate of cyber unrest that started last year with attacks by the group Anonymous on companies that took a stand against Wikileaks, a group dedicated to outing government secrets. While companies and government agencies had derided the efforts as pranks, the success that hactivists have had in penetrating networks has increasingly caused concern.
InfoWorld Sep 07, 2007 A $50 Billion Windfall from the GSA
QUOTE: The U.S. General Services Administration has arrived at a solution to streamline the process by which it awards technology contracts. But to outsiders, it looks like an insider game.
Baseline Jul 08, 2007 Private Spies: Who Runs the CIA? Outsiders for Hire.
QUOTE: Intelligence professionals tell me that more than 50 percent of the National Clandestine Service (NCS) -- the heart, brains and soul of the CIA -- has been outsourced to private firms such as Abraxas, Booz Allen Hamilton, Lockheed Martin and Raytheon.
Washington Post Jun 28, 2007 Costs Skyrocket As DHS Runs Up No-Bid Contracts: $2 Million Security Project Balloons to $124 Million
QUOTE: The arrangements...illustrate a transformation in the way the federal government often gets its work done: by relying on private, sometimes costly consultants to fill staffing shortfalls in federal agencies… Such inter-agency arrangements offer flexibility to government agencies. But audits have found they can lead to diminished oversight and accountability.
Washington Post Jun 01, 2007 The corporate takeover of U.S. intelligence: The U.S. government now outsources a vast portion of its spying operations to private firms -- with zero public accountability.
QUOTE: The federal government relies more than ever on outsourcing for some of its most sensitive work, though it has kept details about its use of private contractors a closely guarded secret. Intelligence experts, and even the government itself, have warned of a critical lack of oversight for the booming intelligence business.
Salon Aug 22, 2006 What Organizations Don’t Want to Know Can Hurt
QUOTE: The leaders of corporations and other institutions, it turns out, are not always hungry for more information. Investigations can be costly. They can assign blame. They can uncover things that might give ammunition for lawsuits.
New York Times Mar 24, 2006 College Board Acknowledges More SAT Scoring Errors
QUOTE: an additional 27,000 SAT tests from the October exam had not been rescanned for errors.The announcement was the third admission in two weeks by the testing organization of potential errors and underreported scores.
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