SAIC Lands $42 Million Contract for Naval Training


SAIC could add intelligence jobs for work under Naval contract

Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) recently announced that it has been awarded a prime contract from the U.S. Navy for operational support to the United States Fleet Forces Command (USFF), according to a release from the company.

The contract reportedly includes a six-month period of performance, four one-month options and a total value of $42 million if all options are exercised, the release noted.

Under the terms of the contract, SAIC will be responsible for assisting with fleet training policy as well as the development and implementation of curriculum, according to the company. The contractor will also reportedly aid in simulation training.

"We look forward to continuing to provide USFF with the critical operational and tactical support needed to enable the fleet to support the warfighters during a demanding cycle of pre-deployment planning and training," Tom Baybrook, SAIC's senior vice president and business unit general manager, said in a statement.

In many cases, companies like SAIC choose to hire professionals with security clearance to fill defense and intelligence jobs that become available through such contracts. Often, defense contractor workers - just like those working with government agencies such as the Defense Intelligence Agency - are required to have this security clearance in order to access top secret information.