Booz Allen is a company people rave about in Washington DC. Amazing benefits, very generous pay, and chock full of some of the best minds in the United States. It also is in the spook business. So what does that say?
Booze Allen is owned by the largest private equity group in the world The Carlyle Group, the leadership of which is drawn from the highest levels of government.
The McLean (Va.)-based firm is a prime beneficiary of an explosion in government spending on intelligence contractors over the past decade. About 70 percent of the 2013 U.S. intelligence budget is contracted out, according to a Bloomberg Industries analysis; the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) says almost a fifth of intelligence personnel work in the private sector.