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KBR Wins $194M Air Force Task Order to Test Microelectronic Tech Integrity; Byron Bright Quoted

KBR (NYSE: KBR) has received a five-year, $194.3 million task order to help U.S. Air Force researchers analyze and verify the integrity of very small electronic devices.

The company said Thursday it will provide best practices for designing digital and analog systems and develop methods to detect counterfeit microelectronic products as part of the Security and Trustworthy Foundations for Electronics Resurgence task order.

“The current semiconductor foundry market is undergoing significant change and we’re seeing a reduction in access to the technologies available to the [Department of Defense] Trusted Foundry Program, which assures the integrity of integrated circuits during design and manufacturing,” said Byron Bright, president of KBR’s government solutions business and 2021 Wash100 Award recipient.

Bright added that the company and its partners will support the Air Force Research Laboratory to ensure the trustworthiness of semiconductors used in national security systems.

Work under the cost-plus-fixed-fee task order will take place at Wright-Patterson AF Base in Ohio and other locations.

The AF Installation Contracting Center’s 774 Enterprise Sourcing Squadron issued the award through the DOD Information Analysis Center’s Multiple Award Contract.

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