Booz Allen’s Lloyd Howell: Investments in AI, Other Tech Areas Need to Continue

Lloyd Howell
Lloyd Howell

Lloyd Howell, chief financial officer of Booz Allen Hamilton, told the Washington Business Journal in an interview published Friday that the COVID-19 pandemic has brought to light the need to continue supporting investments in several technology areas such as artificial intelligence, cybersecurity and cloud.

“Those investments were really with the recognition that given the aging information technology infrastructure of our clients, given the speed with which our clients needed to absorb vast amounts of information and make very critical decisions, AI was a real option that they were going to need to turn to,” Howell said.

When asked about Booz Allen’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, he mentioned the company’s priorities driving its crisis response efforts and those are protecting the safety and health of employees and their families, providing services to clients and maintaining financial strength.

Howell discussed shifting nearly 90 percent of the workforce to telework during the pandemic, establishing a $100M resilience program in support of its employees and initiating some cost management efforts to fund the program.

He also provided updates on talent recruitment efforts and how the company supports intelligence agencies’ critical missions during the crisis.

You may also be interested in...

Byron Bright President KBR

KBR Receives $88M Task Order to Help Maintain USAF F-16 Fleet; Byron Bright Quoted

KBR has received a five-year, $88M task order from the U.S. Air Force's Life Cycle Management Center to support sustainment engineering of F-16 Fighting Falcon multirole jets.

Tara Murphy Dougherty CEO Govini

Govini CEO Tara Murphy Dougherty Named to NDU Foundation Board

Govini CEO Tara Murphy Dougherty has been appointed to serve at the National Defense University Foundation's board of directors.

Kieran Keelty VP Triman Industries

USAF Vet Kieran Keelty Named Triman Supply Chain Executive

Retired Air Force Col. Kieran Keelty has joined military aftermarket services provider Triman Industries, a portfolio company of investment firm AE Industrial Partners, as vice president for partner supply operation. He will be responsible for creating Triman's supply chain program and exploring opportunities to do business with the Department of Defense and original equipment manufacturers.