Defense Intelligence Agency Awards Dallas-Based Jacobs a Multi-Billion-Dollar Contract

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Dallas-based Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. announced on Tuesday, 27th September, that it had secured a multi-award government contract whose budget is anticipated to be billions of dollars.

This is part of the General Services Administration ASTRO contract, which offers new operational technologies and solutions to the Department of Defense. The contract has a ten-year ordering period and has no defined ceiling value. However, each task order could be valued between $100 million and $1 billion. Support could also be required from fifty to five hundred employees to fulfill each task order.

The ASTRO program is a government contract scheme targeted at the Department of Defense and built around ten domain areas. Jacobs Engineering Group’s securing of the contract covers seven domain areas, some of which are data and mission operations, development integration and research, space, and training.

According to Bruce Crawford, Jacobs’ critical mission solutions senior vice president of strategic development of growth and sales, the contract awards will help the company deliver full life-cycle digital solutions and innovative technologies that will promote “interoperability, resilience, and assurance for the Department of Defense and the joint forces.”

Jacobs has had a long history of securing government contracts. Back in March, the company was awarded another contract with the Defense Intelligence Agency.

Jacobs is currently NASA’s largest service provider, responsible for handling the mission control systems and engineering the organization’s next rockets.

The company is establishing a name for itself as more than just an engineering company. It has more than 55,000 employees worldwide, with about 800 in the Dallas area. It also has a stake across various industries and takes on a wide range of projects from nuclear energy to aerospace.

In 2019, Jacobs spread its roots around the intelligence community with the move to acquire Key W, a national security engineer provider, for about $815 million. According to a late July estimate by The Dallas Morning News, the company works with twelve of the eighteen U.S. intelligence agencies.

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