Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. has been awarded a contract to support U.S. Missile Defense Agency testing, training and operations, with a maximum contract value of $4.6 billion.
Jacobs was selected for the Integrated Research & Development for Enterprise Solutions, or IRES, contract, a 5-year indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract with three optional contract years. Most of the work for the contract will occur at sites in Alabama, Colorado and Virginia.
“The IRES contract is a major win for Jacobs and represents an opportunity for us to assist the Missile Defense Agency in their very important mission,” said Ward Johnson, Jacobs senior vice president, advanced engineering and research operations. “We look forward to strengthening our relationship with the Missile Defense Agency and helping achieve their objectives in development, testing and fielding the United States’ ballistic missile defense system to meet the challenges of tomorrow.”
The contract calls for Jacobs to provide support for concurrent test, training and operations within the Missile Defense Integration and Operations Center mission platform, and for the execution of the Missile Defense Agency’s enterprise communications and information technology environment
Johnson said Jacobs will leverage its diverse experience as an enterprise solutions provider for mission-critical operations across the Defense Department, NASA and the intelligence community in the performance of the Missile Defense Agency contract.
Jacobs recently completed its acquisition of data analytics, cybersecurity and application development firm Blue Canopy.