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Jacobs Wins West Desert Test Center Mission Support Services Contract for US Army’s Mission and Installation Contracting Command

March 16, 2021 GMT
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DALLAS, March 16, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Jacobs (NYSE:J) was awarded a cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to support the West Desert Test Center (WDTC) at Dugway Proving Ground (DPG), Utah. The DPG contract has an anticipated value of more than $60 million over a five-year period of performance.

As the nation’s leading test center for chemical and biological defense capabilities, DPG leads the United States’ global preparedness and response capabilities for chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and high-yield explosive (CBRNE) threats. The DPG West Desert Test Center is the designated U.S. Army Major Range and Test Facility Base for chemical and biological defense testing and the global leader in preparing Department of Defense, federal civilian, state agency, and allied nation personnel for mission critical CBRNE operations, tactics, techniques, and procedures.

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“In a world confronting the human, economic and geopolitical impacts of the COVID pandemic, there’s a renewed and growing recognition of the importance of our nation’s ability to prepare for and respond to pervasive, global threats to humanity and society,” said Critical Mission Solutions Senior Vice President of Advancing National Security Defense Jennifer Richmond. “As the proliferation of potential threats unfortunately accelerates at pace with technology advancement, the CBRNE defense mission has never been more relevant and important to the world. Jacobs has supported DPG in executing this global defense mission since 2004 and we’re honored to continue our longstanding partnership with the Army and Department of Defense.”

Through this mission support contract, Jacobs will provide subject matter expertise and technical and operations support across a spectrum of CBRNE defense capabilities and activities, including field range testing for the detection and defeat of chemical, biological, and radiological agents, pollutants, or simulants; laboratory testing and evaluation of technology, tools, and systems to detect and identify weapons of mass destruction; evaluation of the functionality of field-deployable detection, dissemination and decontamination systems and war-fighter personal protective equipment; and field deployment and testing of wireless communications systems to mobilize and modernize data collection in critical CBRNE incident environments. Also, Jacobs will facilitate the execution of CBRNE incident training and live and constructive field exercises for all military branches, civilian first-responder teams, and allied foreign partners.

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At Jacobs, we’re challenging today to reinvent tomorrow by solving the world’s most critical problems for thriving cities, resilient environments, mission-critical outcomes, operational advancement, scientific discovery and cutting-edge manufacturing, turning abstract ideas into realities that transform the world for good. With $14 billion in revenue and a talent force of approximately 55,000, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of professional services including consulting, technical, scientific and project delivery for the government and private sector. Visit jacobs.com and connect with Jacobs on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.

Certain statements contained in this press release constitute forward-looking statements as such term is defined in Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and such statements are intended to be covered by the safe harbor provided by the same. Statements made in this release that are not based on historical fact are forward-looking statements. We base these forward-looking statements on management’s current estimates and expectations as well as currently available competitive, financial and economic data. Forward-looking statements, however, are inherently uncertain. There are a variety of factors that could cause business results to differ materially from our forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the related reaction of governments on global and regional market conditions and the company’s business. For a description of some additional factors that may occur that could cause actual results to differ from our forward-looking statements, see our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended October 2, 2020, and in particular the discussions contained under Item 1 - Business; Item 1A - Risk Factors; Item 3 - Legal Proceedings; and Item 7 - Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations, and our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended January 1, 2021, and in particular the discussions contained under Part I, Item 2 - Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations; Part II, Item 1 - Legal Proceedings; and Part II, Item 1A - Risk Factors, as well as the company’s other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The company is not under any duty to update any of the forward-looking statements after the date of this press release to conform to actual results, except as required by applicable law.

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