Pentagon | June 12, 2020
The Pentagon has begun to bail out U.S. companies that have seen large parts of their business dry up amid the coronavirus pandemic, in a bid to make sure they can still build weapons. On Wednesday, officials announced that five mid-tier defense companies had received a total of $135 million to “help sustain defense-critical workforce capabilities in body armor, aircraft manufacturing, and shipbuilding,” according to a Defense Department statement.“These actions will help to retain critical workforce capabilities throughout the disruption caused by COVID-19 and to restore some jobs lost because of the pandemic,” Lt. Col. Mike Andrews, a Defense Department spokesman, said in the statement.
Johnson & Johnson | August 06, 2020
Johnson & Johnson today announced its Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies have entered into an agreement with the U.S. government for the large scale domestic manufacturing and delivery in the U.S. of 100 million doses of Janssen's SARS-CoV-2 investigational vaccine, Ad26.COV2.S, for use in the United States following approval or Emergency Use Authorization by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Defense, is committing over $1 billion for this agreement. The vaccine will be provided at a global not-for-profit basis for emergency pandemic use. The U.S. government may also purchase an additional 200 million doses of Ad26.COV2.S under a subsequent agreement.
KBR, Inc. | November 30, 2020
KBR (NYSE: KBR) won a $300 million recompete for logical, designing and specialized administrations for the U.S. Geological Survey's (USGS) Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center. The center joins distantly detected information and science to more readily see how the Earth's changing scene impacts biological systems, financial aspects and regular day to day existence.
EROS works the Landsat satellite program and keeps up the biggest non military personnel assortment of pictures of the Earth's property surface in presence. This information serves the individuals who work in horticulture, crisis reaction, knowledge, local arranging, instruction and exploration.
Under this expense plus-fixed-charge contract, KBR will cooperate with USGS to dissect and evaluate changes to the Earth's scene. The organization will perform satellite frameworks designing, programming improvement, online protection, information stockpiling, program the board, network designing, satellite information procurement, and logical exploration and application advancement for distant detecting information. KBR will fundamentally do these endeavors in Sioux Falls, South Dakota throughout the following five years.
KBR's work with EROS outfits leaders with significant information to more readily comprehend and emphatically sway the planet. The organization will help assess rapidly spreading fire hazard; team up with different projects to foresee starvation and forestall food frailty; and study effects of beach front change. Users all through the world depend on information from EROS to evaluate how to best oversee land assets for their networks.
The organization has upheld the center since 2008 and will expand on this coordinated effort to guarantee the achievement of basic cutting edge programs, for example, Landsat Next and the Land Change Monitoring, Assessment and Projection activity.
"With our systems engineering, science and IT expertise, KBR stands ready to support EROS in meeting its future challenges," said Stuart Bradie, KBR President and CEO. "KBR is committed to creating a more sustainable future for the planet, as well as our people, communities and business. We are thrilled to continue to work with an organization that helps mankind better understand and care for our world and the people in it."
KBR guarantees mission accomplishment for customers ashore, adrift, noticeable all around, in space and in the internet. The organization drives development by consolidating designing, specialized and logical aptitude with its full life cycle abilities, mission information and future-focused innovations. Known for dominating in intricate and extraordinary conditions, KBR is making answers for the necessities of today and tomorrow.
KBR is a global provider of differentiated professional services and solutions across the asset and program life cycle within the government and technology sectors. KBR employs approximately 28,000 people worldwide with customers in more than 80 countries and operations in 40 countries.