KBR Helps to Ensure a Weather-Ready Nation through $128M NOAA Contract
14 Apr 2020
HOUSTON – April 14, 2020 – KBR (NYSE: KBR) announced today that it has been awarded a $128 million contract by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Weather Service (NWS) to provide key weather data services through the National Mesonet Program.
Under this contract, KBR and its public and private partners will supply local weather data from more than 50,000 surface-based, mobile and aircraft-based weather observation platforms in the U.S. and globally to the National Mesonet Program—a central clearinghouse for non-federal weather data.
This data plays a critical role in the nation’s numerical weather forecasting and local monitoring infrastructure, and drastically improves weather prediction, severe weather watches and warnings, and emergency response for all regions of the country.
“KBR’s work will help the NWS more accurately forecast future weather events and equip decision makers with the right information to protect the planet and the people on it,” said Byron Bright, President, KBR Government Solutions U.S.
Teaming with Synoptic Data PBC, Earth Networks, WeatherFlow and the University of Oklahoma, KBR will carry out this work over the next five years. This firm-fixed-price contract is a recompete of a contract the company previously won in 2017.
“The National Mesonet Program, now having grown to include four dozen networks since 2009, provides a valuable source of observations for improving National Weather Service warning and forecast operations,” said Dr. Curtis Marshall, the National Weather Service’s National Mesonet Program Manager.
“The program is a model public-private partnership and we look forward to continuing this important program with KBR and all the partner networks,” he said.
For more than 30 years, KBR has worked with government agencies, such as NOAA, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and NASA, fortifying their Earth science and data visualization operations. KBR also supports the acquisition, archival, processing and distribution of remotely sensed imagery from satellites that support weather, first responders, intelligence, agriculture, academia and research communities.
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KBR is a global provider of differentiated professional services and technologies across the asset and program lifecycle within the Government Solutions and Energy sectors. KBR employs approximately 38,000 people worldwide (including our joint ventures), with customers in more than 80 countries, and operations in 40 countries, across three synergistic global businesses:
- Government Solutions, serving government customers globally, including capabilities that cover the full lifecycle of defense, space, aviation and other government programs and missions from research and development, through systems engineering, test and evaluation, program management, to operations, maintenance, and field logistics
- Technology Solutions, featuring proprietary technology, equipment, catalysts, digital solutions and related technical services for the monetization of hydrocarbons, including refining, petrochemicals, ammonia and specialty chemicals, as well as inorganics
- Energy Solutions, including onshore oil and gas; LNG (liquefaction and regasification)/GTL; oil refining; petrochemicals; chemicals; fertilizers; differentiated EPC; maintenance services (Brown & Root Industrial Services); offshore oil and gas (shallow-water, deep-water, subsea); floating solutions (FPU, FPSO, FLNG & FSRU); program management and consulting services
KBR is proud to work with its customers across the globe to provide technology, value-added services, integrated EPC delivery and long term operations and maintenance services to ensure consistent delivery with predictable results. At KBR, We Deliver.
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