KBR Awarded $127 Million Contract to Advance Transportation Innovation for the Public Good

October 18, 2021

HOUSTON, Oct. 18, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- KBR (NYSE: KBR) has been awarded a $126.7 million recompete by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Volpe National Transportation Systems Center for Mission Information Technology Support (MITS) Services in Cambridge, Massachusetts to modernize technical, logistical, and safety-related transportation systems.

This award builds on KBR's 11 years of work at the Volpe Center to advance transportation innovation for the public good.

Under the terms of the hybrid cost-plus, time-and-materials contract, KBR will deliver technical support to the Volpe Center, which provides solutions to meet 21st century challenges, such as modernization efforts in physical safety, cybersecurity, environmental impacts, and traffic management.

This work is expected to be performed over four years with KBR providing mission-critical information technology, software and systems engineering for all modes of transportation for several government entities, including the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Federal Highway Administration, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Department of Defense, and Department of Interior.

Projects will focus on safety management and human factors; air traffic management and operations; infrastructure systems and technology; and transportation environmental impact assessments. KBR will utilize its unique capabilities in cloud services, modern web frameworks, modeling and simulation techniques, agile and DevSecOps development, big data, analytics, as well as artificial intelligence and machine learning to carry out this work.

"KBR is excited for the opportunity to continue partnering with the Volpe Center to provide the support required to build a safer and more resilient 21st century transportation system," said Stuart Bradie, KBR President and Chief Executive Officer.

"For years, KBR has helped to solve complex transportation challenges by anticipating emerging transportation issues and objectively addressing the nation's most pressing needs. This win is one more step on our path to providing a better, more sustainable tomorrow for communities around the world," Bradie concluded.

For decades, KBR has provided construction and software engineering to key infrastructure systems across all modes of U.S. transportation, the UK Ministry of Defense, and other government entities. Some major project highlights from recent innovation efforts for the Volpe Center demonstrate KBR's contribution to modernize the industry:

  • Developed the FAA Safety Assurance System, a web application with millions of lines of code to improve aviation safety and oversight.
  • Developed a deep-learning system to validate the performance of the MobileEye collision avoidance system to detect pedestrians in front of moving vehicles.
  • Modernized the NHTSA Artemis system used to identify and address potential safety defects in motor vehicles and inform recall actions.
  • Conducted a big-data pilot project that uses machine learning methods to estimate crash risk and reportable traffic crashes to help emergency responders, traffic management centers, and law enforcement proactively allocate resources
  • Designed and implemented the National Airspace System Common Reference (NCR) system that translates FAA System Wide Information Management data into geo-referenced data. NCR helps the FAA provide essential data to air traffic operations in the national air space.

For more than 100 years, KBR has advanced the priorities of the U.S. government and related commercial entities. As the team behind the mission, KBR provides high-end services and expertise in scientific research, systems engineering, data analytics, and mission operations around the globe. KBR solves its customers most pressing challenges today and tomorrow.

About KBR

We deliver science, technology and engineering solutions to governments and companies around the world. KBR employs approximately 29,000 people worldwide with customers in more than 80 countries and operations in 40 countries.

KBR is proud to work with its customers across the globe to provide technology, value-added services, and long-term operations and maintenance services to ensure consistent delivery with predictable results. At KBR, We Deliver.

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