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WBJ: Booz Allen Increases Its Presence Throughout Virginia, Maryland

Posted by Kathleen Smith

The Washington Business Journal is reporting that Booz Allen Hamilton Inc. will expand its office locations in the Washington area and elsewhere to put workspace closer to its clients and employees’ homes.

The McLean-based government consultant says its three-year expansion strategy is part of a plan to “evolve toward a network of offices and innovative ‘Way We Work’ approach,” giving employees flexibility in work locations. It says the plan will reduce its employees’ average commute time by 40 minutes a day.

Booz Allen will keep its headquarters in McLean, but increase its leased office space in Northern Virginia, as well as in the Virginia cities of Norfolk, Charlottesville and Stafford.

The company also expects to increase the number of Maryland employees by 20 percent in the next three years, with concentrations in Rockville, Fort Meade and Aberdeen. And it has plans to open executive office space in Northwest D.C.’s East End.

The new locations are also driven by the military’s base realignment and closure process, Booz Allen says.

Booz Allen has about 23,000 employees. More than half of them are in D.C., Maryland and Virginia.

This entry was posted on Friday, December 18, 2009 8:02 pm

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