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2024 Wash100 Byron Bright

KBR’s Byron Bright Clinches 5th Wash100 Award for Scaling GovCon Services & Offerings

Executive Mosaic is honored to recognize Byron Bright, president of KBR Government Solutions, as an inductee to the 2024 edition of the Wash100 Award for his exceptional contributions to advancing government technology innovation.

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This marks the fifth time Byron has received the Wash100 Award, highlighting his leadership and extensive experience in the federal market. He was also included in Executive Mosaic’s 2023 list of top GovCon leaders for providing technical guidance on weapon system development for the defense and space markets.

Now in its 11th year, the Wash100 Award continues to recognize the top company executives, industry experts and government and military officials who showed exemplary leadership over the past year and took action toward their goals for the years ahead.

“Being named to our Wash100 list multiple times requires a keen attention to innovation, outstanding strategic leadership and a deep commitment to advancing critical government missions. As a five-time winner, Byron continues to demonstrate these qualities year after year. As the leader of KBR’s $4.5 billion government solutions segment, Byron guides the company’s contributions to national security programs and drives innovation for its customers. We’re pleased to yet again include Byron in our Wash100 list,” said Jim Garrettson, CEO of Executive Mosaic and creator of the Wash100 Award.

Byron took the helm at KBR’s government-focused business arm in 2020 and has since provided oversight of life cycle management for defense, space, aviation and other government programs. Before that, he held roles of increasing responsibility at KBR such as vice president of business development and senior VP of operations for U.S. government services.

Before joining KBR, Bright was director of business development at Jacobs, operations team manager at Procter and Gamble and flight test engineer at the U.S. Air Force.

Under his leadership, KBR landed major contracts with government agencies and military services, including a $24 million task order awarded in May to expand its base operations support services in the Indo-Pacific region and a subcontract award from Alutiiq’s McCallie Associates subsidiary to provide mission and instrument systems engineering services at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center.

The company expanded its work with NASA in August 2023 through its joint venture with Intuitive Machines, which secured a $719 million contract to perform multidisciplinary engineering services in support of space orbital systems at Goddard Space Flight Center.

“The world’s leading government agencies and commercial enterprises rely on KBR’s innovative solutions to complex challenges both on and off the planet,” Bright said.

KBR also provides mission-critical labor at three military installations in the U.S. Central Command area of operations under a potential $69 million contract awarded in July.

In October, the company won a $75 million recompete task order from the Department of Defense to provide research and analysis services for technology areas such as advanced materials, trusted artificial intelligence and autonomy, and renewable energy.

“These innovative solutions advance reliability, maintainability and sustainability of combat-enabling systems, keeping our customers on the cutting edge of warfare strategy and execution,” Bright commented.

KBR’s most recent contract win was for conducting neuroscience research for service members The company partnered with The Henry M. Jackson Foundation to conduct work on the Service Personnel Advancing Research in Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy contract, which focuses on patients affected by traumatic brain injuries.

“Supporting our military is one of KBR’s top priorities, and I am pleased to witness the growth of our human health and technology portfolio to further this important work,” Bright said.

KBR also helps civilian agencies transition to the cloud as part of their digital transformation journey. In early 2023, the company introduced the Asset Ikigai framework, a unified platform that employs cloud-based technology for life cycle management and supports enterprise tools such as artificial intelligence and internet of things.

The company secured priority status from the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program’s Joint Authorization Board for its KBR Vaault cloud-based digital evidence management platform.

“Cloud security is key to a growing number of customer missions, and going through JAB’s rigorous authorization process supports our readiness to meet our customers’ needs,” Bright commented on the milestone.

KBR secured the Dwight D. Eisenhower Award for Excellence in the research and development category from the Small Business Administration in recognition of its small business management and utilization program and was named the Large Business Prime Contractor of the Year at NASA’s Small Business Industry Awards for working with small enterprises.

“As we grow, so do our small business partnerships,” Bright said.

Executive Mosaic congratulates Bright and the KBR Government Solutions for their Wash100 Award.

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