by Leah Thibault, CEI Capital Management and Brett Richardson, Coastal Enterprises, Inc.
The idea of “nose-to-tail” dining, shorthand for using as much of an animal as possible, has no field-grown counterpart. What about the grains that make up so much of our agricultural production and diet? Where is our “seed to stalk?”
Securing mobile devices against cyberattacks. Transforming the taxpayer experience. Using bioinformatics to revolutionize healthcare. Booz Allen shares these stories and more in the firm’s 2019 Impact Report, which captures highlights from its work with clients solving the world’s most pressing challenges.
From citizen services to cyber
The report features Booz Allen’s work for government and commercial clients in a digitally transforming world, including:
As summer approaches, so does the season of tornados, floods, and forest fires. People across America need to be ready for anything—but are they?
Booz Allen conducted a survey to find out how prepared Americans are for a natural disaster and how they would use technology in disaster response. Highlights follow, with tips for how government can help improve disaster response and community resilience.
People rely on technology—and need more information
Ghana Social Enterprise Transforms Plastic Waste to Paving Blocks
The ASASE (‘Mother Earth’) Foundation has put the circular economy into practice through its CASH IT! social enterprise, aiming to establish a replicable, sustainable business model, formalizing employment, mobilizing volunteers, and creating a product desperately needed by the community from trash that formerly littered the streets. It’s sustainability in action.
Every year, more than 40,000 artists, innovators, and entrepreneurs gather at SXSW to explore what’s next. For Booz Allen’s team on the ground, one promising theme at SXSW 2019 was the future of government.
Highlights follow from Booz Allen’s top five SXSW takeaways.
Protégé DarkBlade Systems Corporation and mentor Booz Allen were among 10 teams recognized with the prestigious 2018 Nunn-Perry Award.
Named in honor of former Senator Sam Nunn and former Secretary of Defense William Perry, the award recognizes outstanding Mentor-Protégé teams formed under the auspices of the Department of Defense (DoD) Mentor-Protégé program, which partners small businesses with large companies.
On Earth Day and every day, implanted radio tags with satellite transponders track endangered species so conservationists can learn more about their habits and habitat. For sea creatures like whales and dolphins, this means studying the impact of threats including water pollution, noise pollution, and fishing nets.
However, such data-gathering is often easier said than done. The volume of the world’s oceans is a staggering 1.4 billion cubic kilometers. The current network of satellites is limited in terms of coverage and the speed of data transmission.
by Acacia Carr, Web Developer and Author of Uncommon Creative
The future is fast upon us as the stuff of science fiction becomes our daily lives. Technology has evolved at a speed none could have predicted. Smart phones, tablets, autonomous vehicles, drones, Bitcoin, bots, Alexa…the rise of Big Tech, and the advent of AI. There is virtually no part of daily life on Earth that has not yet been hit by the sonic waves of the tech boom. How we live, connect, learn, transact, identify, express, sustain, and find our way has all changed in the blink of an eye.