At a Glance

A basic primer on a most advanced institution.



LMI aspires to be the “best value” consulting firm for solving government’s most pressing problems. While pursuing these solutions, we expect that the knowledge we develop will be broadly applied in the public interest.


LMI is a mission-driven consulting firm committed to improving the management of government.

Core Capabilities

  • Acquisition & Financial Management
  • Energy & Environment
  • Infrastructure & Engineering Management
  • Health Management
  • Logistics
  • Organization & Human Capital Solutions
  • Program Management
  • Strategy, Policy & Planning
  • Technology

Markets/Mission Areas

Defense, Intelligence, Healthcare, Homeland Security, Energy & Environment, Civil Government


More than 1,200


$243 million (FY2015)

Key Industry Rankings

  • Washington Business Journal’s 2013, 2012 “Best Places to Work” award
  • Military Times EDGE magazine’s “Best for Vets” list of top career options for post-service personnel (2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010)
  • Washington Business Journal’s 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011 “Healthiest Employers” award
  • Cogswell award (2015, 2007),honoring the highest standards in Defense Security Service 
  • “Small Business Partner (Private) of the Year,” 2010 award, by the Small and Emerging Contractors Advisory Forum (SECAF)
  • “Great Places to Work”, 2007 award by Washingtonian magazine for generous pay and benefits, interesting work, flexible schedules, friendly offices, and opportunities to learn and grow


Tysons, Virginia


Baltimore, Maryland; Belcamp, Maryland; Huntsville, Alabama; Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania; Newport News, Virginia; Petersburg, Virginia; San Antonio, Texas; Scott AFB, Illinois


In September 1961, shortly after taking office, Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara sent a memorandum to President John F. Kennedy advising that he and the Materiel Assistant Secretaries had identified a “number of highly complex problems of long standing” relating to procurement, logistics, and relations with the Defense industry. “I have concluded,” Secretary McNamara wrote, “that we can achieve major breakthroughs in logistics management where we spend half of the Defense budget by sponsoring the establishment of a special, full-time organization of highly talented business management specialists.” It would be a “nonprofit, fact-finding and research organization, guided by a group of Trustees of national reputation and supported by a contract with the Department of Defense.” President Kennedy returned the memorandum with his handwritten notation of agreement. Three weeks later—October 3, 1961—the Logistics Management Institute was born.