Press Release

AECOM awarded US$110-million USAID contract for South Sudan “Viable Support to Transition and Stability” program

AECOM announced today that it has been awarded a US$110-million prime contract for the South Sudan Viable Support to Transition and Stability (VISTAS) program by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

The program builds on AECOM’s South Sudan Transition and Conflict Mitigation program, which began in 2009 and supported political and peace processes leading up to, and following, South Sudan’s 2011 independence from the Republic of Sudan.

VISTAS is designed to strengthen citizens’ confidence and capacity to address the causes and consequences of political conflict, violence and instability.  AECOM will provide USAID with creative and flexible citizen-driven solutions that build government capacity to prevent, respond to and mitigate conflict; facilitate citizen participation in political and peace processes; and engage youth and other vulnerable groups in productive social and economic activities.  Using small, in-kind grants, VISTAS will support the efforts of local, regional and international stakeholders working to achieve these objectives.

“AECOM’s previous conflict-mitigation experience on various USAID-funded programs in the area since 2007 positions us well to make the VISTAS program a success,” said AECOM Chairman and Chief Executive Officer John M. Dionisio.  “We are excited by the opportunity to help create further stability for the people of South Sudan.”

VISTAS will be carried out over a five-year period of performance.


AECOM is a global provider of professional technical and management support services to a broad range of markets, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, water and government.  With approximately 45,000 employees around the world, AECOM is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves.  AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering solutions that create, enhance and sustain the world’s built, natural, and social environments.  A Fortune 500 company, AECOM serves clients in more than 140 countries and had revenue of $8.2 billion during the 12 months ended June 30, 2013.  More information on AECOM and its services can be found at

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Source: AECOM Technology Corporation

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