KBR to help DHS run detention and deportation facilities

Published 26 January 2006

Halliburton’s unit in big contract to develop and maintain detention and deportation centers for illegal immigrants

DHS’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has awarded KBR, the engineering and construction subsidiary of Halliburton (NYSE: HAL), an Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contingency contract to support ICE facilities in the event of an emergency. With a maximum total value of $385 million over a five-year term, consisting of a one-year based period and four one-year options, the competitively awarded contract will be executed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District. KBR held the previous ICE contract from 2000 through 2005. The contract, which is effective immediately, calls for establishing temporary detention and processing capabilities to augment existing ICE Detention and Removal Operations (DRO) Program facilities in the event of an emergency influx of immigrants into the United States, or to support the rapid development of new programs. The contingency support contract provides for planning and, if required, initiation of specific engineering, construction, and logistics associated with expanding facilities as required.

ICE is one of three agencies making up the Border and Transportation Security (BTS) Directorate of DHS. The BTS Directorate is responsible for securing the nation’s air, land, and sea borders. ICE, the largest investigative arm of the DHS, is responsible for identifying and shutting down vulnerabilities in the nation’s border, economic, transportation, and infrastructure security.

KBR employs more than 60,000 people in 43 countries around the world.

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