SAIC to Help Improve Army Simulation Program Under New Contract


SAIC could add defense jobs for new Army simulation contract

Defense contractor Science Applications International Corp. announced recently it has been awarded a contract from the U.S. Army to support the Army Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation.

United Press International reports SAIC will be tasked with providing virtual components to help develop the Army's Common Virtual Environment for training programs. The SE Core components will reportedly include training terrain databases and simulation architecture connectivity, the company said.

"Our SE Core solution embodies SAIC's disciplined management approach and leading-edge technological capabilities," John Gully, SAIC senior vice president and business unit general manager, said in a statement. "We are pleased to support the Army in delivering an economical common virtual simulation environment that prepares warfighters for their upcoming challenges, with the ultimate goal of bringing them safely home."

The new contract, which is valued at as much as $222 million if all the options are exercised, could pave the way for new intelligence jobs and defense jobs at SAIC. Due to the often top secret nature of the work involved in such contracts, security clearance is often a qualification for these positions.