Booz Allen Hamilton opened an Innovation Hub, or iHub, Monday in Annapolis Junction to foster greater collaboration among its workers in the cybersecurity field.
The national management and information technology consulting firm chose Central Maryland for the its sixth innovation center to supports its work with U.S. cyber organizations including the National Security Agency, U.S. Cyber Command and the U.S. military cyber operations.
The collaborative workspace, aimed at getting its experts to innovate and learn from each other, will house the firm’s Dark Labs team, the elite security researcher, penetration testers, reverse engineers and other analysts and scientists who work to stop cyber attacks before they occur.
The iHub, on the first floor of the company’s offices at 304 Sentinel Drive. offers a place for teams to conduct research and share knowledge and work with clients.
“This space is designed to bring people together,” said James Allen, executive vice president at Booz Allen, in a statement. “The nature of the cybersecurity mission often means that they are often behind closed doors, unable to engage in the conversations and collaboration that can fuel and accelerate their work, professional development, and personal passions. This iHub will help enrich and diversify the experience of cyber professionals at all stages of their career by providing a space to share, grow, and collaborate.”