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Defense and Security

Defense and security institutions are under pressure to protect citizens from an ever-expanding range of threats—all while cutting costs, applying innovative technologies, and grappling with new operational challenges. BCG’s defense consulting teams can help them boost their effectiveness and efficiency by combining industry-leading best practices with a deep knowledge base and understanding of the defense and security sector.

For defense and security agencies worldwide, doing more with less has never been more difficult. These institutions must keep raising the bar in an operating environment awash in fresh challenges. For instance, they have to:

  • Manage budgets not just to sustain current operations but also to derive maximum value from future procurements.
  • Extract maximum value from innovative technologies, especially digitization, without disrupting operations or sacrificing security.
  • Compete with the private sector to win talent and keep the best employees on board.

Defense and security institutions turn to BCG to surmount these challenges because of our extensive experience in both the private and public sectors. In fact, we have a history in private-sector work that spans more than 50 years. We excel at tailoring private-sector best practices to our defense and security clients’ unique circumstances to help them achieve impressive outcomes—such as improved equipment reliability, vital operating-model innovation, and significant run rate savings.

How BCG’s Defense Consulting Teams Deliver Value

We bring a powerful suite of offerings to each defense and security client:

BCG’s Defense and Security Tools and Approaches

Acquisition and Contracting Excellence (ACE) Tool

Contractor Pricing Analysis Approach

Cost Transparency Approach

Featured Client Work in Defense and Security

Meet BCG’s Defense and Security Consulting Experts

Seasoned Internal Experts

Highly Qualified External Senior Advisers

Our Latest Thinking on Defense and Security


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