KBR, Inc. KBR has received a contract from the U.S. Air Force (USAF) Installation Contracting Center in order to provide additional cybersecurity engineering support. With the help of this contact, KBR will boost cybersecurity and resiliency of USAF systems, while helping to instill cybersecurity finest practices into the engineering processes of systems. This cost-plus-fixed-fee task order worth $26.8 million entitled KBR to develop cybersecurity frameworks for U.S. Air Force command and control (C2) and rapid cyber acquisition (RCA) customers. The company will also provide system and software security, mission assurance, risk management, and resilience in developing, implementing, training, verifying, as well as executing cybersecurity strategies across the portfolio of C2 and RCA weapon systems for the U.S. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center Engineering Directorate Cyber Systems Engineering Division. Byron Bright, the president of KBR’s U.S. Government Solutions, stated, "KBR's growing cybersecurity portfolio underscores our position as a leading provider of cutting-edge cyber and electronic security solutions for the government." Government Solutions Business: A Key Growth Driver The company’s Government Solutions business — which contributed 69.6% to 2019 revenues — has been serving the U.S. Air Force, Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and other federal agencies and foreign allies over the past several years. Organically, sales from the Government Solutions business recorded 14% growth in 2019, 9% of which was organic. Its continued industry-leading organic revenue growth was underpinned by on-contract growth in logistics and engineering, take-away wins, alongside new work awarded under the company’s portfolio of well-positioned contracting vehicles. Improvement in KBR’s overseas logistics and mission support programs via higher military exercise activities, increased outsourcing of sustainment activities by the military and the ramp up of the new wins led to the growth.
Owing to solid performance across businesses, shares of KBR have outperformed the Zacks
Engineering - R And D Services industry in a year’s time. Notably, the company is banking on strength of the Government Solutions business to optimize its growth potential. Also, steady growth in backlog is adding to KBR’s bliss. The company’s solid backlog level of $14.64 billion (as of Dec 31, 2019) compared with $13.5 billion at 2018-end highlights its underlying strength. Zacks Rank KBR — which shares space with Gates Industrial Corporation plc ( GTES Quick Quote GTES - Free Report) , Quanta Services, Inc. PWR and AECOM ACM in the same industry — currently carries a Zacks Rank #4 (Sell). You can see . the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) stocks here Biggest Tech Breakthrough in a Generation Be among the early investors in the new type of device that experts say could impact society as much as the discovery of electricity. Current technology will soon be outdated and replaced by these new devices. In the process, it’s expected to create 22 million jobs and generate $12.3 trillion in activity. A select few stocks could skyrocket the most as rollout accelerates for this new tech. Early investors could see gains similar to buying Microsoft in the 1990s. Zacks’ just-released special report reveals 8 stocks to watch. The report is only available for a limited time. See 8 breakthrough stocks now>>