Law enforcement and intelligence intersect in Virginia
Your destination: Quantico, VA where the Booz Allen team employs engineering, cyber, and digital skills alongside their clients as they fight crime. “We empower our clients to protect our citizens,” says Digital Solutions Director Justin Knapp. “Knowing we’re doing what’s right behind the scenes makes every day meaningful.”
The work Booz Allen does in Quantico is multifaceted. They develop and deploy investigative technology in support of major intelligence, national security, and law enforcement operations to protect and save lives. From technical analysis to the development of state-of-the-art forensic tools, their work recovers information that was seemingly lost, destroyed, or inaccessible. “We use our engineering skills to truly make a difference,” says Distinguished Engineer Gary Pomajevich. “Our efforts may help thwart the next terrorist plot, recover a kidnapped child, or solve that cold case that has everyone stumped.” In addition, through software development, operational support, and agile project management, they are advancing their client’s broad-based training and learning management systems. These systems provide pivotal learning opportunities for both new and seasoned staff.
There’s more than just meaningful work in Quantico—there’s also a talented group of passionate people that enjoy working together. “It’s amazing how everyone embodies the client’s mission in the things they do,” says Justin. “It says a lot about our team and collaborative culture.” While located on the client site, the Booz Allen team also takes time to build personal relationships through after-work meetups, learning sessions, bowling tournaments, and hacker trivia events that keep teammates connected both in and out of the office. Even with a global pandemic and different approaches to relationship-building, the team has remained tightly knit.
For Justin, his connections to the team, the client, and the mission have an even deeper meaning. “When I see major stories break on the news, I know that our team provided support in some way,” he says. “It’s why I work at Booz Allen. My job gives me the chance to protect the people I love.”