Management, technology and engineering services consultancy, Booz Allen Hamilton (BAH) has been awarded a spot on a US Department of Transportation (USDOT) contract to support work on Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS).
As the number of Americans who live and work in urban areas rises, the federal government, state and municipal authorities are making the improvement of transportation systems a top priority. The development of intelligent transportation systems, such as greater automation in cars and increased connectivity among vehicles, will help to ease the burden that transportation currently places on individuals and communities alike. To facilitate research in this key focus area and accelerate the implementation of 21st century transportation systems, the USDOT’s Intelligent Transportation Systems Joint Program Office (ITS-JPO) has awarded BAH one of two spots on a US$202m, five-year, indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract for non-personal technical support services.
Under the USDOT contract, BAH will assist ITS-JPO staff in executing research, development, and deployment activities, as well as help ITS-JPO comply with legislative and regulatory requirements. Headquartered in McLean, Virginia, BAH has been supporting the transportation department’s efforts to make transportation systems smarter, safer and more efficient for the past five years, and has provided both technical capabilities, such as work on data sets for connected vehicles, performance measures for dedicated short range communications (DSRC) technology, and functional support, including strategic planning and chronicling the history of ITS.
Booz Allen also assisted USDOT’s ITS-JPO in the development of their 2015-2019 strategic plan. To the new contract, the company will bring a highly qualified and experienced team drawing from BAH’s transportation-focused communities of practice, which include vehicle automation and unmanned systems, enterprise data and advanced analytics, vehicle cybersecurity, and smart cities and connected society. These communities of practice reflect the depth of BAH’s work and innovation in surface transportation, including for organizations such as the Automotive Information Sharing and Analysis Center (Auto-ISAC), which, with support from the consultancy, recently developed best practices for vehicle cybersecurity on behalf of the automotive industry.
“The ITS-JPO brings together a number of federal agencies to address some of the key transportation challenges facing our country today. We are proud to continue our relationship with the ITS-JPO and to support the office as it works to achieve its key objectives for the coming years,” said Dr Christopher Hill, a principal and leader of the surface transportation business at BAH. “Intelligent systems hold the potential to alleviate a wide range of issues associated with transportation, from traffic accidents and fatalities, to congestion and environmental pollution. Our team is excited about the opportunity to be at the forefront of progress in the ITS field.”