URS Group, Inc.

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URS Group, Inc., based in San Francisco, U.S., is a large, global engineering, construction and technical services company. Its does nuclear management, water/wastewater, mining, and defense and security work for local, state, and the U.S. federal government as well as for private industry worldwide. It has 55,000 employees in offices in major cities around the world.

Its work includes conducting homeland security preparedness exercises throughout the U.S. for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and developing weapons and repairing vehicles for the U.S. Department of Defense. [1]

In November 2007, URS acquired Washington Group International. [2]

GOP contributions

"URS's board of directors includes Richard Blum, the husband of California Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein and retired General Joseph Ralston, the former Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and current Vice Chairman of the Cohen Group (former Defense Secretary William Cohen's firm). Ralston also served as a director of the Timken Company, the firm of current US ambassador to Germany William Timken, a big time contributor to George W. Bush." [1]

"Hurricane Pam" simulation

In July 2004, a joint-venture led by Innovative Emergency Management, URS Group, Inc. and Dewberry & Davis LLC created the "Hurricane Pam" simulation, "working under contract for the Federal Emergency Management Agency." [2]

Flood studies

In October 2003, FEMA awarded five five-year contracts for flood studies. URS Group, Inc. was a team member in two out of five of the winning groups: [3]

  1. Mapping Alliance Partners IX-Mainland, "a joint venture consisting of URS Group, Inc. of San Francisco, Dewberry & Davis LLC of Fairfax, Va., Schaaf & Wheeler of Santa Clara, Calif., Airborne 1 Corporation of Los Angeles, and Terra Point, LLC of The Woodlands, Texas.
  2. R.M. Towill Corporation and URS Group, Inc., "a joint venture consisting of R.M. Towill Corporation of Honolulu, URS Group, Inc., Dewberry & Davis LLC, Airborne 1 Corporation, Terra Point, LLC and Sea Engineering, Inc. of Waimanalo, Hawaii."

Contact details

600 Montgomery Street
26th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111-2728
Phone: (415) 774-2700
Fax: (415) 398-1905
Web: http://www.urscorp.com


Related SourceWatch articles


  1. About page, URS, accessed February 2008.
  2. Welcome page, URS/Washington Group International, accessed February 2008.

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