Booz Allen was a key player in Huntsville, Alabama, since 2003, applying advanced interdisciplinary solutions to complex mission challenges while building deep roots in the community. This year, Booz Allen Huntsville is further strengthening its community ties as the title sponsor of the Rocket City Trash Pandas 2022 season, the Huntsville the area’s beloved minor league baseball team. On April 12, Booz Allen celebrated the Rocket City Trash Pandas home opener with special recognition and post-game fireworks.
Personal and professional ties with Rocket City
Throwing the ceremonial first pitch in the home opener was Trey OberingExecutive Vice President at Booz Allen with a long experience in the Huntsville Region.
“This opportunity means a lot to me personally. My life has been intertwined with Huntsville repeatedly,” he said. One of his favorite visits was to WE Space and Rocket Center when it opened in the early 1970s.
Earlier in his career, Obering worked as a space shuttle engineer at Florida. During this period, he worked closely with engineers at the Marshall Space Flight Center, located in Huntsville. Later, as director of the Missile Defense Agency, he led the move of more than 2,200 people to the city. Now Obering helps Booz Allen expanding its presence here as the company introduces new technologies and cutting-edge solutions to customers across all industries.
“It’s a great opportunity for Booz Allen to show our commitment to the local community and to raise awareness of the great opportunities we have within the firm for people looking for impactful and highly rewarding work,” he said.
From the Outer Field to Outer Space to Cyberspace
“Booz Allen is a great place to work and have a career. Many of my colleagues have been with the company for 10, 15, even 20 years,” said the Chief Principal Engineer. Jamie Ayinde.
She explained how Booz Allen uses artificial intelligence, augmented reality and virtual reality to develop immersive environments and solutions. Such innovations replicate the human experience and enhance learning and problem solving in a safe and cost-effective way, which means faster, smarter decisions with less risk and reduced costs.
“These solutions can support complex training operations to allow warfighters to understand unique challenges before the actual reality. You can use it to plan a mission to Mars or build the next rocket. The environment allows people and teams to connect to an augmented reality workspace to collaborate, design and change the world,” said Ayinde.
Additionally, Booz Allen Huntsville helps advance insider threat tools and programs for federal government clients. By leveraging machine learning algorithms and data mesh architecture, Booz Allen enables federal customers to improve their ability to detect, monitor and respond to suspicious network activity and enables analysts to spend less time hunting down data and more time focusing on preventing the damage that insider threats can cause.
Booz Allen continued its commitment to top talent and customer solutions in 2020 by opening its state-of-the-art 6,000 square foot Innovation Center in the historic, reimagined Stovehouse factory to support collaboration with customers and the community. The reconfigurable space located nearby Red Stone Arsenal-is designed to support engineering teams and demonstrations, as well as customer meetings and employee gatherings, with the goal of fostering innovation and interest among from Huntsville future tech talent.
Deep and growing regional roots
“At Booz Allen Huntsville, we work hand-in-hand with universities, small businesses and strategic regional partners to bring unique insights to complex mission problems and apply innovative solutions in defense, cybersecurity , investigative technologies and digital transformation,” said lincoln hudsonsenior vice president at Booz Allen and leader of the Huntsville Office. “We also have a proud heritage of giving back through community impact and philanthropic work.”
Booz Allen’s Huntsville The workforce plays a critical role in building the regional innovation ecosystem, nurturing the next generation of STEM talent, and positive impact. For Booz Allen Huntsville, community impact matters. For example, the company:
Is a technology and innovation partner for the Catalytic Center for Business and Entrepreneurship
Sponsored the first Singing River Trail launch tank
Financial support committed to the WE Space & Rocket Center through a partnership with a cyber defense vendor; grant money will go towards Cyber Camp scholarships for underserved students, basic supplies and learning tools
In partnership with Auburn University and Decatur City Schools develop a STEM curriculum focused on additive manufacturing skills and capabilities
Support for the Bob Jones High School MedHacks, a hackathon in which students prototyped solutions to provide medical care to disadvantaged people living far from hospitals
For Booz Allen Huntsville, the Rocket City Trash Pandas home opener was just the start of a season-long commitment to community gatherings. The team plans to hold various professional, recruiting and community events at Toyota Field throughout the season.
Local Booz Allen staff look forward to attending events. “We are a ton at the game tonight and you can expect to see more,” Ayinde said.
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