SAIC to Deliver Equipment to Navy Under New Contract


New SAIC Naval contract could lead to necessity for defense jobs

Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), a McLean, Virginia-based defense contractor, has announced that it has been awarded a contract from the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic.

According to a release, the contract calls for SAIC to deliver command and control (C2) equipment, with the majority of the work scheduled to be performed in Abingdon, Maryland, and Charleston, South Carolina.

The contract reportedly has a one-year performance base as well as four additional one-year options worth a maximum of $500 million.

SAIC is reportedly one of six contractors that will compete for task orders under the contract.

"This is a tremendous win for SAIC," Jim Thigpen, SAIC's senior vice president and business unit general manager, said in the release. "We look forward to continue supporting SPAWAR with our C2 expertise and experience in program management, technical support, and logistics – ultimately helping our warfighters accomplish their critical missions."

SAIC could potentially look to fill new intelligence and defense jobs as a result of the new contract, with such positions typically requiring candidates with security clearance.