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Newsy Highlights Summer Games and the Winning Drone Solution That Could Change Lives of the Warfighter

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Generation Z represents today’s students and tomorrow’s workers. According to a survey by software marketing company Marketo, they’re future-focused realists with a drive to create things, and a majority (60%) want their jobs to impact the world. Does the terrain ahead present clear passage, or a possible ambush? Thanks to the winning project of the Booz Allen Summer Games intern challenge, ground commanders in war zones will be able to make decisions like this in minutes, rather than hours, with a portable reconnaissance device that’s easy to assemble and repair. Chase Seals, host of Newsy’s show “The Why,” took time to hear from senior leaders on the success of the program and impact of the winning solution through eyes of the winning Summer Games interns. The full video can be found here, with the summary of the conversations, below.

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Generation Z represents today’s students and tomorrow’s workers. According to a survey by software marketing company Marketo, they’re future-focused realists with a drive to create things, and a majority (60%) want their jobs to impact the world. Does the terrain ahead present clear passage, or a possible ambush? Thanks to the winning project of the Booz Allen Summer Games intern challenge, ground commanders in war zones will be able to make decisions like this in minutes, rather than hours, with a portable reconnaissance device that’s easy to assemble and repair. Chase Seals, host of Newsy’s show “The Why,” took time to hear from senior leaders on the success of the program and impact of the winning solution through eyes of the winning Summer Games interns. The full video can be found here, with the summary of the conversations, below.

Interns Win with Artificial Intelligence Drone for Reconnaissance at Booz Allen’s Summer Games

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Move over Shark Tank—Booz Allen’s Summer Games interns are budding entrepreneurs in their own right. Whether the solution is a modular, cost-effective reconnaissance drone, a mixed-reality airmanship training application, or a browser extension that detects fake news, the firm’s interns are taking their innovative ideas to the next level.

Booz Allen Interns Develop Innovative Solutions to Help Combat the Nation’s Opioid Epidemic

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The opioid epidemic is ravaging communities across the United States. The issues surrounding addiction, treatment, and prevention are complex, and require an enormous level of collaboration among public safety and public health agencies. While there’s no single path forward to prevent opioid overdose deaths and treat opioid use disorder, it’s clear that innovative solutions are needed.

How Booz Allen Interns Are Improving Federal Disaster Response with Blockchain and Other Technologies

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Flashlight? First aid kit? Water? Check. When disaster strikes, federal disaster response agencies encourage us to be prepared with these and other basic emergency supplies. However, there’s much more to emergency preparedness than meets the eye. Before, during, and after a hurricane, tornado, flood, or wildfire, federal agencies must be able to quickly and effectively respond to, and communicate with, those in harm’s way.

Using Artificial Intelligence, Booz Allen Interns Develop Smart Tech Solutions

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How often do you ask Alexa or Siri a question? Grab an Uber or Lyft ride? Every day, we’re harnessing the power of artificial intelligence (AI). AI-enabled apps increasingly perform tasks that normally require human intelligence. The AI-powered revolution is here. And it’s transforming the way we think, work, and live.

From Disaster Relief to Public Health: Booz Allen Interns are Changing the World for the Better

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This month, nearly 400 talented university students from across the country join Booz Allen Hamilton as Summer Games interns. Over the next 10 weeks, they’ll compete to solve 85 tough challenges. Their ultimate goal? To change the world.

The Booz Allen Summer Games are here. 

DC Inno Spotlights Booz Allen’s Summer Games Internship Program

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Students who participate in Booz Allen Hamilton’s unique Summer Games internship program have the freedom to capitalize on their imagination, to grow, run with ideas, and learn the process of building something new in an unobstructed environment. They are encouraged to collaborate, and given intellectual freedom to develop and prototype ideas aimed at solving major world problems. Think large-scale issues including human trafficking and disease detection, to more granular challenges like infrastructure repair and military fleet management.

Revolutionary Drone Solution Takes Home the Gold at Booz Allen’s Summer Games

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More than 50 percent of the workforce will be comprised of Millennial talent by 2020. This generational shift, combined with the increasing demand for companies to find top STEM-based talent, has resulted in an arms race for interns. What is the secret sauce to attracting and retaining top tech-savvy Millennials?

The Next Generation Rucksack: Booz Allen Interns Develop Autonomous Vehicle to Ease Soldiers’ Load

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Today the average U.S. soldier carries at least 60 pounds of gear. An extended patrol can double that weight.1  A group of Booz Allen Summer Games interns are looking to end the musculoskeletal injuries – a result of the weight they carry – that can plague soldiers. As the military explores how to lighten the weight of equipment, these interns in Panama City, Fl.

From Protecting Critical Infrastructure to Streamlining IT Systems: How Booz Allen Interns Apply Machine Learning to Solve Tough Problems

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The steam engine. The airplane. The microprocessor. Now, machine intelligence—machines’ ability to perceive, interpret, and take action based on data—represents the next transformative technology for society. We’re already seeing its awe-inspiring effects: from trucks that drive themselves, to computer programs that develop drug therapies, to software that writes news articles and composes music.

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