The General Services Administration (GSA) has awarded a five-year, $674 million contract to Booz Allen Hamilton to support the growth of the Department of Defense’s (DoD) Advana data analytics platform to improve decision making across the organization.

The Advana platform makes data widely accessible, understandable, and usable by integrating “hundreds of business systems across the DoD,” Booz Allen said. Growing the platform will require the leveraging of cutting-edge technologies in data engineering, AI and machine learning operations, data visualization, and cloud computing.

“In response to increasingly advanced threats from global adversaries, the Department of Defense has placed a clear priority on enabling ready access to data and analytics across its enterprise so its teams can make faster, smarter decisions that benefit their business, operations, and mission,” Leslie DiFonzo, an executive vice president at Booz Allen with expertise in technology services and business strategy, leading client engagements across the DoD and Joint Combatant Command (JCC) business, said in a statement.

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“We are proud to take part in helping the Department of Defense continue the meteoric growth of the Advana platform by providing full lifecycle IT support, data engineering, and analytics capabilities,” DiFonzo said.

The Advana platform is run by the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller), and is used by over 20,000 users spanning 42 DoD organizations to “meet critical mission and business challenges.”

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Jordan Smith is a MeriTalk Senior Technology Reporter covering the intersection of government and technology.