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How Inclusivity and Data Science Brought Steven Roush to Booz Allen

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GLOBE, which celebrates its anniversary this October, has been Booz Allen’s LGBTQ+ employee business resource group for 20 years. For Lead Data Scientist Steven Roush, Booz Allen’s commitment to diversity and inclusion was a big reason he selected the firm for the next step in his professional journey.

Booz Allen’s Duvelza Saenz on Cyber, Leadership, and Shaping a Multicultural Tech Workforce

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Growing up, there were only two careers that interested Booz Allen Lead Associate Duvelza Saenz: cyber warrior or Xena the Warrior Princess. Lucky for the cyber world, Booz Allen, and the many women and girls Saenz mentors and supports, she went with the former.

A passion for bringing people together—including the next generation

“I enjoy the collaborative environment that Booz Allen encourages,” Saenz said. “We have awesome team members with unique backgrounds who are open to innovative ideas.”  

From Dismantling a ’68 Corvette to Securing Connected Cars: Booz Allen’s Alexandra Heckler Shares Her Story

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When Alexandra Heckler was six years old, she and her father tore apart his ’68 Corvette and put it back together three times in a row.  “He was teaching me to think differently about solving a problem,” she said.

Today Heckler is a senior associate with Booz Allen’s commercial transportation practice, working with some of the world’s biggest auto manufacturers to figure out what a good vehicle cybersecurity program looks like.

Pioneering protection for connected cars

Shaping the Future of Public Administration With Booz Allen SVP—and NAPA Fellow—Dr. Cedric Sims

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The congressionally chartered National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA) has been helping government leaders solve critical management challenges since 1967. NAPA Fellows are a prestigious group, representing former cabinet officials, members of Congress, governors, mayors, state legislators, prominent scholars, and business executives.

In 2019, Dr. Cedric Sims, a senior vice president with Booz Allen’s Justice, Homeland Security, and Transportation business, joined their ranks.

Celebrating Diversity and Community with Booz Allen’s Ashely Fagan

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As Booz Allen Lead Associate Ashely Fagan manages three contracts with the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and oversees 75 employees, he wears a lanyard with his security badge—and a Pride pin. 

On October 11, which is National Coming Out Day, and every day, “I always feel that I can bring my true self to work,” Fagan said.  

GLOBE: A 20-year-old network with a lasting impact 

Protecting Warfighters—and Their Mobile Devices—With Booz Allen’s Steve Rossero

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In today’s technology environment, concerns about malware, ransomware, phishing, and data breaches aren’t just restricted to desktops and laptops. Due to increased usage and new vulnerabilities related to apps and WiFi, the threat environment has expanded to an organization’s mobile operations. 

Programs and Policies for Working Parents Put Booz Allen on Working Mother’s ‘Best Company’ List

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At Booz Allen, a working parent can lead teams for the US Air Force, take on assignments around the world, shape company policy, and much more. Possibilities like these earned the firm its 21st consecutive ranking on Working Mother’s annual Best Companies list, plus the honor of Lead Associate Lidija Franklin named Working Mother of the Year for 2019.

A Booz Allen Cyber Leader Shares Her Technology Journey

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Booz Allen Lead Associate Jyoti Wadhwa helps pharma companies and healthcare manufacturers understand their cyber risk and guard against threats. It’s a complicated mission in today’s world of escalating attacks, IT automation, and overall digital transformation. 

“The ultimate mission is to serve the patient,” she said. “You’re there because the organization must provide a secure environment to deliver lifesaving medicine, and anything that can disrupt that can impact the patient.”  

From wireless networks to healthcare security needs

Booz Allen’s Maria Gilley: Celebrating Diversity, Modernizing Government

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“Inclusion is more than a concept at Booz Allen. It is embodied in our culture.”

This fall, Booz Allen Associate Maria Fernanda Gilley is not only celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15-Oct. 15). She’s also working on a project with a very personal mission.

How John Hughes Helps Booz Allen Prepare for the Unexpected

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Over the past year, John Hughes’ “office” at Booz Allen has been in Austin, Texas—and Albuquerque, Seoul, Okinawa, Singapore, Chicago, Anchorage, Seattle, and most recently New England. 

He’s an emergency specialist helping the firm’s worldwide offices prepare for and recover from emergencies and natural disasters.

A hands-on job solving problems 

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