SAIC Wins JCS Global Information Grid Contract
(Source: Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC); issued Mar. 24, 2003)
MCLEAN, Va. --- Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) today announced a contract award from the Office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff to support the Command, Control, Communications and Computer (C4) Systems Directorate (J6) for the Global Information Grid (GIG) Analysis, Assessment, Study, Planning, Software Development, and Engineering Services.

The five-year cost-plus-fixed-fee contract, with an estimated value of more than $50 million, will expand on existing work SAIC is conducting with J6 to support C4I (Intelligence) For The Warrior (C4IFTW).

Under the terms of the contract, the SAIC team will provide technical support in the areas of network-centric warfare, knowledge management, network operations, broadband and wireless communications, critical infrastructure protection, and the application of commercial technologies (e.g., voice over IP, optical switching) to military applications. The work will be performed at the Pentagon and, as required, at combatant command sites, and will support the new missions at Strategic Command (STRATCOM) and the newly-created U.S. Northern Command (NORTHCOM).

The GIG is the globally interconnected, end-to-end set of information capabilities, associated processes and personnel for collecting, processing, storing, disseminating, and managing information on demand to warfighters, policy makers, and support personnel. The GIG supports all Department of Defense (DoD), national security, and related intelligence community missions and functions (strategic, operational, tactical and business) in war and in peace.

"The SAIC team offers outstanding domain knowledge of evolving C4I systems and their associated missions, as well as in-depth technical expertise in telecommunications and sensors," said Gerald Anderson, SAIC senior vice president and manager of the SAIC Information Technology Solutions Group. "We look forward to continuing our support and helping our customer fulfill their goals to protect our nation."

The SAIC team includes subsidiary Telcordia Technologies and subcontractors Titan Systems based in San Diego, Calif.; Global Broadband Solutions based in Leesburg, Va.; Electronic Data Systems based in Plano, Texas; and OPNET Technologies, based in Bethesda, Md.

SAIC is the nation's largest employee-owned research and engineering company, providing information technology, systems integration and eSolutions to commercial and government customers. SAIC engineers and scientists work to solve complex technical problems in national and homeland security, energy, the environment, space, telecommunications, health care, transportation and logistics. With annual revenues of $6.1 billion, SAIC and its subsidiaries, including Telcordia Technologies, have more than 41,000 employees at offices in more than 150 cities worldwide.

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