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KBR | September 14, 2021

KBR and Adarga Announce Strategic Partnership to Extend AI Capabilities into National Security Sector
KBR has today announced a strategic partnership with Adarga, one of the UK's leading developers of artificial intelligence (AI) analytics software for defense and national security.

KBR's Government Solutions business will integrate Adarga's leading-edge AI software platform into the delivery of a number of its large-scale programs across the defense and national security sectors – putting effective, data-driven decision-making at the heart of how they operate.

The partnership will further extend KBR's capability offering across key market sectors and accelerate the speed and scale at which organizations can adopt next generation AI analytics to resolve their most complex data challenges. It will also allow clients to unlock vital insight, foresight and understanding of information buried across their ever-growing data sets.

This insight allows customers to improve retention of critical institutional knowledge, identify hidden connections to drive intelligence-led investigation, support strategic planning, and quantify future threats and opportunities. The addition of AI enhances and extends human capability by increasing agility, accuracy and productivity.

"This partnership is an exciting step to enhance our innovative and highly dependable solutions focused approach across key markets, with a shared ethos to help our customers resolve their most complex challenges," said Andrew Barrie, KBR President, Government Solutions EMEA.

Adarga's UK-developed Knowledge Platform™ is built for rapid integration with partner programs and is already providing vital insights for the UK Ministry of Defence by driving faster, better and more informed decisions.

Adarga CEO, Robert Bassett Cross, said, "Adarga is pleased to be partnering with KBR to expand the AI capabilities of customers across defense and national security. Together we will be able to provide customers with a transformational ability to leverage data as a strategic asset – a vital element of modern defense capability."

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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