Booz Allen Books $78M in 1Q Federal Health Contract Awards; Susan Penfield Comments

Susan Penfield

Susan Penfield

Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE: BAH) won $78 million in contract awards during the first quarter of its 2014 fiscal year for work supporting federal health agencies.

The awards include task orders from the Department of Health and Human Services and contracts from the Department of Veterans Affairs, Booz Allen said Wednesday.

“Our civil health portfolio continues to expand within the departments of Health and Human Services and Veterans Affairs,” said Susan Penfield, Booz Allen executive vice president and government health business leader.

“We’re focusing our efforts on bringing together subject matter expertise with strategy, analytics and technology solutions to tackle the most pressing national health issues,” Penfield added.

HHS awarded Booz Allen five orders worth $5 million combined to work with the Food and Drug Administration‘s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, as well as the offices of the commissioner and regulatory affairs.

The firm also will support the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ external affairs office, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s office of public health preparedness and response, the National Cancer Institute and the National Institute on Drug Abuse.

Work for the VA includes a $30.6 million task order to support information technology workforce development, an $11 million order covering resilience and emergency management support and $6 million to help validate and test electronic information technology products and systems.

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