Chris Bogdan, senior vice president of aerospace business at Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE: BAH), told Defense One in an interview published Thursday that the company aims to secure a contract to develop ground data stations for the U.S. Air Force’s new missile warning satellites. He said the company should address the branding issue as it works to become a major original equipment manufacturer in the military space sector.
“When other big space projects come out, we’re probably not going to bid to build satellites, we are not going to bid to build rocket launchers, but I will guarantee you there’s a part of that that includes the data ground systems, the command-and-control systems, the cyber security piece of the satellites and the supporting systems, all the machine intelligence, and artificial intelligence, the networks that are going to command and control those mesh satellites — all of that stuff,” said Bogdan, a retired Air Force lieutenant general.
He said he believes Booz Allen is well positioned to help customers implement organizational changes associated with the adoption of new technologies by combining its consulting and management experience with tech development efforts.
“We like to present ourselves today to our clients and to folks as someone who can help you do both transform your organization and integrate the technologies that you need that will underpin that transformation and make you a better performing organization,” Bogdan added.