MCLEAN, Va. — 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 solutions, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Joint Program Office (JPO) has awarded Booz Allen Hamilton one of two spots on a $202 million, five-year, Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract for non-personal technical support services. The firm will assist ITS JPO staff in executing research, development and deployment activities, as well as help ITS JPO comply with legislative and regulatory requirements.
“The ITS JPO brings together a number of federal agencies to address some of the key transportation challenges facing our country today. Booz Allen is 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 Booz Allen. “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.”
Booz Allen 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 ITS in the development of their 2015-2019 strategic plan. To the new contract, Booz Allen will bring a highly qualified and experienced team drawing from the firm’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 Booz Allen’s work and innovation in surface transportation, including for organizations like the Automotive Information Sharing and Analysis Center (Auto-ISAC), which with support from Booz Allen recently developed best practices for vehicle cybersecurity on behalf of the auto industry.