Defense Intelligence Agency Awards Contract to SAIC


New SAIC contract could spur creation of intelligence jobs

McLean, Virginia-based Science Applications International Corporation recently announced that it has been awarded a contract by the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) to support the National Measurement and Signature Intelligence (MASINT) Office.

According to a release from the company, under the contract, SAIC will provide signature intelligence and measurement services is a one-year performance-based contract with four additional one-year options.

The Associated Press reports that the majority of the work for the contract will be performed in the Washington D.C. area, and SAIC says the contract confirms the company's continued dedication to critical intelligence.

"We look forward to continuing to deliver cutting edge technologies and services to the DIA and intelligence community in support of their vital missions," John Thomas, SAIC's senior vice president and business unit general manager, said in a statement.

New defense and intelligence jobs often arise when companies such as SAIC secure such contracts. Typically, the first qualification defense contractors look for in candidates applying for such positions is security clearance, which can be obtained through taking a lifestyle polygraph test and undertaking a number of other steps.