Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE:BAH), a leader in management and technology consulting, announced today that it has been awarded a $15.8 million competitive contract to deliver professional and technical support services to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR). Under the terms of the five-year contract, Booz Allen will provide Geographic Information System (GIS) Science and Technology Services for the Geospatial Research Analysis and Services Program (GRASP).
The GRASP program provides ongoing GIS science and technology support across CDC/ATSDR. In addition to promoting the use of geospatial technology to improve public health, GRASP provides leadership and expertise in geography and geospatial information science by applying the concepts, methods, and tools of geospatial information science to public health research and practice across CDC/ATSDR and among the public health community.
Under the terms of the contract, Booz Allen will provide professional and technical support and consulting to GRASP in all areas of GIS science and technology including:
1. GIS analysis, research, and geospatial statistics;2. GIS remote sensing imagery analysis; 3. Cartographic design and production; 4. GIS web/desktop/mobile application design, development, and maintenance; 5. GIS shared service design, development, and maintenance; 6. GIS database design, development, management, and maintenance; 7. GPS data-gathering, training, and support; 8. GIS systems integration; 9. GIS training; and 10. GIS project management. “With Booz Allen’s technical expertise and vision in both geospatial technology and public health, we can help GRASP improve the future of public health and address environmental health and emergency preparedness and response issues,” said Vice President Grant McLaughlin, Booz Allen Hamilton. “This win reinforces CDC’s confidence in our capabilities to provide mission-critical support.” Since 2007, Booz Allen has supported GRASP in fulfilling its objectives to (1) research and analyze the geospatial trends and patterns relevant to diverse factors associated with environmental health, infectious and chronic disease, and emergency preparedness and response, (2) geospatially enable CDC/ATSDR scientists and systems with data, consulting, technology, and training, (3) collaborate with scientists and researchers at the CDC/ATSDR and among our public health partners to address diverse public health issues, (4) contribute to a vibrant geospatial community among public health professionals, and (5) embrace, leverage, and promote technology.