(EDGAR Online via COMTEX) -- Item 2. Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations. General The purpose of this Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations ("MD&A") is to provide a narrative analysis explaining the reasons for material changes in the Company's (i) financial condition from the most recent fiscal year-end to December 27, 2019 and (ii) results of operations during the current fiscal period(s) as compared to the corresponding period(s) of the preceding fiscal year. In order to better understand such changes, readers of this MD&A should also read: The discussion of the critical and significant accounting policies used by the Company in preparing its consolidated financial statements. The most current discussion of our critical accounting policies appears in Item 7, Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations of our 2019 Form 10-K, and the most current discussion of our significant accounting policies appears in Note 2- Significant Accounting Polices in Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements of our 2019 Form 10-K. See also Note 13- Revenue Accounting for Contracts and Adoption of ASC 606 for a discussion of our updated policies related to revenue recognition; The Company's fiscal 2019 audited consolidated financial statements and notes thereto included in our 2019 Form 10-K; and Item 7, Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations included in our 2019 Form 10-K. In addition to historical information, this MD&A and other parts of this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements are statements that do not directly relate to any historical or current fact. When used herein, words such as "expects," "anticipates," "believes," "seeks," "estimates," "plans," "intends," "future," "will," "would," "could," "can," "may," and similar words are intended to identify forward-looking statements. You should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. Although such statements are based on management's current estimates and expectations, and/or currently available competitive, financial, and economic data, forward-looking statements are inherently uncertain and involve risks and uncertainties that could cause our actual results to differ materially from what may be inferred from the forward-looking statements. Some of the factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to, those listed and discussed in Item 1A, Risk Factors included in our 2019 Form 10-K and this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q. We undertake no obligation to release publicly any revisions or updates to any forward-looking statements. We encourage you to read carefully the risk factors, as well as the financial and business disclosures contained in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q and in other documents we file from time to time with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"). 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. Leveraging a talent force of approximately 52,000, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of professional services including consulting, technical, scientific and project delivery for the government and private sector. The Company's deep global domain knowledge - applied together with the latest advances in technology - are why customers large and small choose to partner with Jacobs. We operate in two lines of business: Critical Mission Solutions (formerly Aerospace, Technology and Nuclear) and People & Places Solutions (formerly Buildings, Infrastructure and Advanced Facilities). These new names better reflect outcome-focused solutions for our customers and the changes have no impact on reported financial statements, line of business leadership or customer relationships. After spending three years transforming our portfolio and setting the foundation to get us where we are today, we launched a three-year accelerated profitable growth strategy at our Investor Day in February 2019, focused on innovation and continued transformation to build upon our position as the leading solutions provider for our clients. This transformation included the $3.2 billion acquisition of CH2M and the $3.4 billion divestiture of the Company's energy, chemicals and resources business. Our acquisitions of KeyW and Wood Group's nuclear business will further position us as a leader in high-value government services and technology-enabled solutions, enhancing our portfolio by adding intellectual property-driven technology with unique proprietary C5ISR (command, control, communications, computer, combat systems, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance) rapid solutions, and amplifying Jacobs' position as a Tier-1 global nuclear services provider. Page 32
We have turned the course of Jacobs' future and are now focused on broadening our leadership in high growth sectors. As part of our strategy, our new brand was created from an understanding of where we've been, what's true to our culture and our strategy going forward. Central to it is our new tagline:
Critical Mission Solutions (CMS) Our Critical Mission Solutions line of business provides a full spectrum of cybersecurity, data analytics, software application development, enterprise and mission IT, systems integration and other highly technical consulting solutions to government agencies as well as selective aerospace, automotive and telecom customers. Our representative clients include the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), the U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), the U.S. Intelligence Community, NASA, the U.S. Department of Energy (DoE), Ministry of Defence in the U.K. Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA), and the Australian Department of Defence, as well as private sector customers mainly in the automotive and telecom sectors.
Cybersecurity and Data Analytics. With our recent acquisition of KeyW, CMS offers a full suite of cyber services for its government and commercial clients, including defensive cyber operations and training, offensive cyber operations, cloud and data analytics, threat intelligence, intelligence analysis, incident response and forensics, software and infrastructure security engineering, computer forensics and exploitation and information technology-operational technology (IT-OT) convergence services.
People & Places Solutions (P&PS) Jacobs' People & Places Solutions line of business provides end-to-end solutions for our clients' most complex projects - whether connected mobility, water, smart cities, advanced manufacturing or the environment. In doing so, we employ data analytics, artificial intelligence and automation, and software development to enable technology and digitally-driven consulting, planning, architecture, engineering, and implementation, as well as long-term operation of advanced facilities and infrastructure. Solutions may be delivered as standalone engagements or through comprehensive program management solutions that integrate disparate workstreams to yield additional benefits not attainable through project-by-project implementation.
For the built environment, we deliver full-service solutions for cities, places and buildings, including smart-city and resiliency city solutions. This also includes consulting, engineering and design services for transportation hubs in Boston and London, urban developments, corporate, national government, healthcare, education, science facilities for public sector and industrial clients across diverse markets and services. Our solutions include multi-functional infrastructure that addresses economic, social and environmental issues spanning a range of sectors, technology and industries. We also provide consulting around technology-enabled asset management, economic development and scientific advancement that enables our clients to make intelligent data-driven investment decisions.
Replica Systems Analysis(TM) (formerly Voyage(TM)) is a very flexible platform that can simulate resource systems dynamically, over time. Examples of modeled systems include water resources, energy, solid waste and traffic. The ability to connect complex systems together in a single interface that is visually intuitive leads to informed team collaboration and creative solutions.
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