Chris Bogdan, a senior vice president at Booz Allen Hamilton, told SpaceNews in an interview published Wednesday that the company is pursuing the ground-based area of military space systems and sees growth opportunities in satellite ground control stations, cybersecurity and data analytics, among other areas.
“We don’t build satellites, rockets or rovers,” Bogdan said. “We are investing in open architectures, artificial intelligence, machine learning, data visualization.”
Bogdan, a retired U.S. Air Force lieutenant general, told the publication that satellite ground platforms across the Department of Defense and intelligence agencies are geared up for a transformation into open systems.
“The aggregation and fusion of information to create a picture for command and control decision making is an important element, and it’s where we’re trying to invest and move into,” he added.
He also discussed the ground system prototype the company developed under the Air Force’s Future Operationally Resilient Ground Evolution program. Raytheon and BAE Systems are also competing for the FORGE initiative.