KBR Wins Critical U.S. Geological Survey Contract to Support National and Global Seismic Networks and Protect the Planet


HOUSTON, August 17, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — KBR (NYSE: KBR) today announced that it has received a $20 million contract by the United States Geological Survey (USGS) Albuquerque Seismological Laboratory (ASL) for the continued support of more than 330 operational or proposed stations in 69 countries, including approximately 230 stations in the continental United States

Under this recompetitive cost-plus-lump sum contract, KBR will provide support for the deployment, operation, maintenance, and repair of USGS domestic and global seismograph systems. The KBR team will support the installation and operation of the USGS component of the Global Seismographic Network, a permanent digital network of more than 150 seismological and geophysical sensors.

This work will take place outside the USGS ASL at Albuquerque, New Mexicoadjacent to Kirtland Air Force Base. KBR will also provide support for the US N4 network, the Advanced National Seismic System backbone network, additional regional networks, and aftershock deployments. Alongside operational support for these networks, KBR support will ensure data quality and integrity. This data is used for real-time seismic monitoring by the USGS National Earthquake Information Center, for tsunami warnings by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Tsunami Warning Centers ), for nuclear test monitoring by the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Organization and the United States. Air Force, as well as for scientific research by a large international user community.

This technology-intensive contract also includes support for instrument testing and development, depot operations, data collection and quality control, inventory management, shipment coordination, software engineering and warehouse logistics. The strategic victory for KBR includes a base year, four option years and a six-month extension option.

“KBR scientists and engineers are changing the way we learn about our planet and protect it every day,” said the US president of KBR Government Solutions. Byron Bright. “This crucial research never ends, and we’re excited to continue supporting important studies of Earth’s landscape, its natural resources, and the natural hazards that threaten it.”

KBR has supported USGS seismic networks for 39 years. Throughout its experience in environmental monitoring, KBR has also worked with government agencies such as NOAA, the National Weather Service and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration to support their processing, analysis and visualization of earth and planets data and science.

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