August 29, 2023
MCLEAN, VA – Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE: BAH) today announced that it has opened a new Pax River Mission Systems Integration Facility (MSIF) in California, Maryland, expanding upon the firm’s specialized engineering ecosystem of resources to tackle growing client challenges across the Department of Defense (DOD). The new 20,000-square-foot, multiconfigurable facility provides a first-of-its-kind space in the region to rapidly design, develop, prototype, integrate, test, and evaluate innovative solutions that address the warfighter’s evolving and dynamic needs.
Strategically located minutes away from the Naval Air Station, Patuxent River, and 60 miles south of Washington, DC, the MSIF will act as a hub for next-generation technology and is an extension of Booz Allen's Lexington Park office, established in 1979, and home to more than 400 employees serving a broad spectrum of clients.
“Our new facility is an answer and solution to the Department of Defense’s call to create and field technical capabilities at speed and scale, rapidly accelerating readiness and the deployment of new technology into the field,” said Booz Allen Global Defense Sector President Judi Dotson. “Our goal is to enable our clients to be at the forefront of meeting mission demands, with the capability and capacity to support quick-turn integration needs across all services—and the MSIF will do just that.”
With this expansion, Booz Allen is further delivering on its goal of expanding engineering capabilities and delivering best-in-class technologies, expanding on current limitations, boosting existing capabilities, and empowering government, industry, and local partnerships, providing support to the Naval Air Systems Command and the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division in Southern Maryland and the Naval Surface Warfare Center in Dahlgren, Virginia, as well as Navy and DOD engineering clients across the firm.
“The MSIF is an integral expansion of Southern Maryland’s ongoing contribution to the defense of our nation,” said Rep. Steny H. Hoyer (D-MD-05). “This investment from Booz Allen will help enable St. Mary’s County to be a leader in developing new technologies and furthering current capabilities for the Navy and the Department of Defense as a whole. I am proud to welcome this facility to our community.”
The space features a high bay garage, hardware and software integration labs, an anechoic chamber, and a specialized testing lab to support design, testing and evaluation, warehousing space, and more. The facility will provide integrated engineering capabilities that are innovative, open, and secure, removing costly barriers and enabling the U.S. government full flexibility to design, develop, upgrade, and sustain weapons systems organically.
Booz Allen is proud of its long-standing community support efforts in the region, serving causes including Christmas in April, Special Olympics, Three Oaks Homeless Shelter, and St. Mary’s Hospice, as well as environmental initiatives such as Adopt a Road and International Coastal Clean-Up.
“Our investment in the MSIF builds upon more than 40 years in Southern Maryland with a continued commitment to regional growth and positive community impact while enabling a continuation of services to design and deploy critical solutions to meet our clients’ complex mission needs,” said Dottie Simeona, senior vice president, leading Booz Allen’s Naval Air and Naval Sea Warfare Center businesses. “We are thrilled to officially open our latest facility, which will be a critical component of our expanding engineering ecosystem and will provide a space for Booz Allen’s robust bench of on-hand mission experts to rapidly engineer, integrate, and test solutions with the synergy of emerging technology and prototyping.”
Booz Allen will celebrate the opening of this new facility with a formal ribbon-cutting ceremony on August 30. Read more about Booz Allen’s digital engineering capabilities here.