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BAE Systems to Offer IT Support to Special Operations Command

 

BAE Systems contract could create new defense jobs

BAE Systems, which is based in Arlington, Virginia, will reportedly provide IT services and technical support to the U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) under a new contract.

According to a release, the multiple-award Special Operations Forces Information Technology Enterprise Contract (SITEC) specifies that BAE Systems will compete for task orders. The contract reportedly has a total estimated value of $65 million.

Under the contract, the company will work with the Special Operations' IT management and provide engineering and information assurance, the release said.

"U.S. special operations forces deployed throughout the globe require effective, reliable and secure information to protect our interests against enemy networks," Paul Falkler, vice president and general manager of the information technology and cybersecurity solutions business for BAE Systems, said in a release. "Our enhanced IT solutions will enable USSOCOM to enhance and maintain software applications to support their mission."

Such contracts often spur companies like BAE Systems to add new intelligence and defense jobs. As a result, the contractor could begin seeking candidates with security clearance to fill these positions.