KBR, the engineering and construction subsidiary of Halliburton
Co., announced on Jan. 24 that the Department of Homeland
Security (DHS) has awarded KBR a five-year $385 million
"Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity" (IDIQ) contingency
contract to support ICE facilities in the event of an emergency.
The contract, effective immediately, provides for establishing
temporary detention and processing capabilities to expand
existing ICE Detention and Removal Operations (DRO) facilities in
the event of an emergency influx of immigrants into the US, or to
support the rapid development of new programs, KBR said.
The contract may also provide immigrant detention support to other
government organizations in the event of an immigration
emergency, the company said. The competitively awarded contract
will be executed by the US Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth
District. KBR held the previous ICE contract from 2000 through
2005. [MarketWatch 1/24/06; Business Wire 1/24/06]