Federal, Government, and Public Sector

What are the best firms to do high-impact, mision-focused work with/for the foreign policy and national security sector?

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Booz for sure

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Booz is unquestionably the leader in that space. If you’re interested or want more info, DM me — happy to chat and offer whatever guidance I can!

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Same here!

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Big 3 or bust. Doesn’t make that work ethical though.

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If it's MBB, since when did Bain and BCG have a substantial national security practice? I'm sure they have contracts here and there, but nothing compared to McK, and even that is small, though it meets some criteria for consideration.

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Like building target packages to get dudes turned into piles of steaming hamburger meat or like DoD audit readiness shit?

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Deloitte FIAR

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Become a govy?

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You're going to have to work your way up govie scale for that type of work.

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That’s very true, even at Booz

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Going GS is better if this is your goal. Contractors in many places are second class citizens in the IC and DOD.

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I think many would like to go federal but hiring is next to 0 right now, as many positions are only open to current federal employees. Doing a solid contractor work is a solid stepping stone to GS if you can get enough client one-on-one time though.

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I'd like to know too

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Booz Allen 100% but not for entry level

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Not true, my first project out of undergrad at Booz was one of the most interesting and engaging projects I ever had. Level 1s and 2s can actually do a lot of good work at Booz of they're talented because they are also cheap/easy to place on a contract as support staff. As you build a reputation it creates a positive feedback loop with more quality projects

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For what you’re asking, that’s straight Staff Aug. BAH, Leidos, Northrop, and BAE are good places to look.

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