KBR (NYSE: KBR) has been awarded a $44 million task order to protect U.S. Air Force systems and software from unauthorized access, use, disclosure, disruption, modification or destruction. This effort directly supports the Air Force Life Cycle Management (AFLCMC) Cyber Systems Engineering Directorate.
KBR was awarded this contract under the Department of Defense Information Analysis Center‘s (DoD IAC) multiple-award contract (MAC) vehicle. These DoD IAC MAC task orders (TOs) are awarded by the U.S. Air Force’s 774th Enterprise Sourcing Squadron to develop and create new knowledge for the enhancement of the Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC) repository and the R&D and S&T community.
Under the five-year task order, KBR will perform research, analysis, and assessments for the AFLCMC Engineering Directorate to identify, mitigate, and eliminate system vulnerabilities to protect systems and software. KBR will work to reduce the residual risk to operating USAF systems and software and shall include conducting assessments to inform the implementation of the information security requirements prescribed by the Federal Information Security Modernization Act and other Department of Defense and USAF directives for cybersecurity and Information Assurance.
“We are excited to be a part of this significant project to protect the Air Force’s most vital systems, to include command and control, force protection and emerging technology systems and capabilities,” said Byron Bright, KBR Government Solutions President. “This is an important win for KBR’s continued growth in the Air Force cybersecurity area and is indicative of our strategic commitment to cybersecurity.”
The DoD IAC, sponsored by Defense Technical Information Center, provides technical data management and research support for DoD and federal government users. Established in 1946, the IAC program serves the DoD science and technology (S&T) and acquisition communities to drive innovation and technological developments by enhancing collaboration through integrated scientific and technical information development and dissemination for the DoD and broader S&T community.
KBR delivers science, technology and engineering solutions to governments and companies around the world. KBR employs approximately 28,000 people performing diverse, complex and mission critical roles in 34 countries. KBR provides technology, value-added services, and long- term operations and maintenance services to ensure consistent delivery with predictable results.