Booz Allen Hamilton commits $100 million to pandemic resilience program

By Marjorie Censer / April 1, 2020 at 4:41 PM

Booz Allen Hamilton said today it will devote more than $100 million to support its 27,000 employees and their communities in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

"The program includes major benefit program enhancements to support employees dealing with health, childcare, and COVID-related issues; a pledge of job security at least through July 1; and a commitment to provide funding, assistance, and technology expertise to aid vulnerable populations, military families, veterans and frontline healthcare workers," the company said.

"These initiatives will be financed by reprioritizing planned spending and investment and will help to enable employees to continue to work with government and commercial clients as they face unprecedented challenges," Booz Allen added.

The contractor said it will alter its budget accordingly, including by eliminating many events and putting in place a hiring freeze in non-billable departments.

Additionally, Booz Allen said it is working with the independent Booz Allen Foundation to offer philanthropic support.

"Throughout the coming year, Booz Allen plans to contribute its technology and consulting expertise to combat the effects of the virus, pledging to contribute pro-bono projects, in-kind contributions and volunteer time to organizations and communities helping the neediest on the front lines," the company added. Booz Allen "will provide strategic planning, digital modernization, analytics and cyber capabilities, among other services."