SAIC to support U.S. Air Force Distributed Common Ground System

MCLEAN, Va., 17 June 2010. Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC) won a follow-on contract from the U.S. Air Force (AF) Warner Robins Air Logistics Center to provide support to the AF Distributed Common Ground System (DCGS) Video Processing Capability (VPC) enterprise architecture. This single-award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract has a one-year base period of performance, four one-year options, and a total value of more than $49 million, if all options are exercised. Work will be performed primarily in Dayton, Ohio.

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MCLEAN, Va., 17 June 2010. Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC) won a follow-on contract from the U.S. Air Force (AF) Warner Robins Air Logistics Center to provide support to the AF Distributed Common Ground System (DCGS) Video Processing Capability (VPC) enterprise architecture. This single-award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract has a one-year base period of performance, four one-year options, and a total value of more than $49 million, if all options are exercised. Work will be performed primarily in Dayton, Ohio.

The Air Force Distributed Common Ground System is the service's globally networked intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance weapon system. The DCGS produces intelligence information collected by the U-2, RQ-4 Global Hawk, MQ-9 Reaper, and MQ-1 Predator.

Approximately 700 gigabytes of information flow through the system daily. Under the contract, SAIC will support the AF DCGS video processing capability by providing technical services in support of the systems ability to process, view, and exploit full-motion video provided by the unmanned aerial vehicle and sensor platforms operated by the intelligence community.

"We are pleased to continue supporting this critical intelligence capability, enhancing video and wide area imagery exploitation tools, and helping meet the needs of the Combatant Command, Component, and the national intelligence community," says John Thomas, SAIC senior vice president and business unit general manager.

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