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Booz Allen’s Jamila Holt Shares Her Data Science Journey and Career Advice

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Helping people gain knowledge has been a running theme through data scientist, Jamila Holt’s, career. She started her professional journey as an educator over 13 years ago in Texas and finished as a Teacher Leader in the District of Columbia Public Schools.

Jamila recalls a time she co-led a project on brain-based learning that explored how students learn differently. She instructed teachers on how to use these techniques and incorporate them into their practice. “I was very happy to see these educators excited to implement what they learned,” she said.

Booz Allen’s Haejin Hwang: Finding Opportunity in Math, Data Science, and Social Impact

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School—a state-wide algebra exam, to be exact—set Haejin Hwang on the path to a career in data science at Booz Allen. 

She didn’t expect to do well on the test. But after spending hours preparing, she earned a perfect score—and learned a valuable lesson.

“This experience helped me gain confidence in my abilities,” Hwang said.

Pursuing data science—and becoming a leader

Booz Allen’s Sarah Olsen Shares Her Cyber Journey and Career Advice

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Sarah Olsen installed her first security patch as a teenager, responding to a remote buffer overflow attack—known as a “nuke”—in the early days of the internet. Today she leads risk assessments for cyber-physical systems in a variety of domains at Booz Allen.

Olsen shares highlights from her career journey—and advice for others who have a passion for cyber.

A career that evolved with the internet

Data Science to Improve Foresight and Decision Making in the Humanitarian Sector

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This post was written by guest blogger Alexa Schmidt, Senior Technology for Impact Program Manager, Mercy Corps.

The organization I work for—Mercy Corps—strives to alleviate suffering, poverty, and oppression through economic development and emergency relief programs around the world. This work has always been challenging.

Sian Lewis: Advancing Data Science and LGBTQ+ Inclusion at Booz Allen

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“Algorithms help determine a lot of important aspects of our lives, such as job eligibility and access to loans and funding. Because of this, it’s important that people of all backgrounds have a role in making data-driven decisions.”

Booz Allen’s Joe Rohner Named Among AFCEA’s 40 Under 40

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Joe Rohner, data scientist and chief technologist within Booz Allen’s Strategic Innovation Group, has been named among AFCEA International’s 40 Under 40 for 2019.

Rewarding Careers for Women in Tech

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by Acacia Carr, Web Developer and Author of Uncommon Creative

The future is fast upon us as the stuff of science fiction becomes our daily lives. Technology has evolved at a speed none could have predicted. Smart phones, tablets, autonomous vehicles, drones, Bitcoin, bots, Alexa…the rise of Big Tech, and the advent of AI. There is virtually no part of daily life on Earth that has not yet been hit by the sonic waves of the tech boom. How we live, connect, learn, transact, identify, express, sustain, and find our way has all changed in the blink of an eye.

Booz Allen Is First Consulting Firm to Win INFORMS Prize for Operations Research

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Operations research (O.R.) leverages analytic tools, mathematical techniques, and data science to help people make better decisions. Booz Allen’s O.R. team has been using this discipline to disrupt threat networks, prevent entitlement fraud, and improve pharmaceutical safety. 

Maximizing Big Data: Booz Allen Shares 5 Tips for Federal Agencies

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From government spending figures to public health statistics to geospatial imagery, the federal government is gathering, storing, and sharing more data than ever. Agencies have started consolidating this information into big data platforms for analysis and decision-making. But often such a “data lake” threatens to become a “data swamp” that slows agencies’ growth and progress.

WashingtonExec Recognizes Susan Penfield, Booz Allen for Innovation in Government

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What do GPS, closed captioning, smartphones, and supercomputers have in common? They’re some of the many technology innovations that the federal government has helped make possible. One of the leaders driving tech innovation in government today is Booz Allen Chief Innovation Officer Susan Penfield, named among this year’s WashingtonExec Top 25 Executives to Watch.

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