Parsons First to Achieve DoD Advanced Geophysical Classification Accreditation

PASADENA, CA (March 14, 2017) – Parsons has become the first Department of Defense (DoD) contractor to achieve accreditation under the DoD Advanced Geophysical Classification Accreditation Program (DAGCAP). The accreditation was granted on March 13, 2017 after evaluations of Parsons’ advanced geophysical classification quality and technical management systems by the independent accreditation organization, A2LA. Accreditation is required for all organizations conducting advanced geophysical classification on DoD projects.

“Parsons has been involved in the development of advanced geophysical classification since its early stages and is recognized as a national leader in the technology,” said Carey Smith, Parsons Federal Business Unit President. “We’re proud to be the first company to achieve this accreditation.”

Advanced geophysical classification is an innovative metal detection technology that discriminates among subsurface geophysical “anomalies” to identify which are potentially hazardous munitions and which are non-hazardous pieces of scrap metal. Reducing unnecessary excavation can save nearly 50% of cleanup costs for some projects—often only 1 in 100 items detected are munitions.

Parsons has participated in multiple DoD demonstration projects and successfully used the technology on full-scale remedial actions. At the former Camp Sibert in Alabama, Parsons’ use of advanced geophysical classification saved the U.S. Army an estimated $2 million. Achieving accreditation under DAGCAP demonstrates that Parsons has met stringent DoD requirements to implement this technology.

Parsons is a technology-driven engineering services firm with more than 70 years of experience in the engineering, construction, technical, and professional services industries. The corporation is a leader in many diversified markets with a focus on infrastructure, defense, security, and construction. Parsons delivers design/design-build, program/construction management, systems design/engineering, cyber/converged security, and other professional services packaged in innovative alternative delivery methods to federal, regional, and local government agencies, as well as to private industrial customers worldwide. For more about Parsons, please visit www.parsons.com, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube.
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