Posted by Courtney E. Howard
MCLEAN, Va., 15 June 2010. Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC) won a contract from the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC) to provide technical services to help secure mission-critical data and strengthen sharing capabilities at DoD components and other government agencies.
The multiple award, indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract has a one-year base period of performance, four one-year options and a ceiling value of $2 billion for all awardees.
Under the Software, Networks, Information, and Modeling and Simulation contract, the SAIC SNIM Team, including large and small businesses and academic centers, will deliver software data and analysis, information assurance, modeling and simulation, knowledge management, and information sharing services.
The contract consolidates the task order functions previously accommodated by three of the DoD's Information Analysis Centers (IACs); the DTIC Information Assurance Technology Analysis Center (IATAC), Modeling and Simulation Information Analysis Center (MSIAC), and Data and Analysis Center for Software (DACS). The IACs operate under the direction of DTIC and help improve the productivity of researchers, engineers, and program managers in the research, development, and acquisition communities by collecting, analyzing, processing, and disseminating worldwide scientific and technical information in their technical field of excellence.
"The services we provide under this contract will support these important efforts in the defense community, and help meet an expanding need to integrate, share and secure data used to meet national security objectives," says Larry Cox, SAIC senior vice president and business unit general manager.