SAIC Wins GSA Intelligence Contract


SAIC to assist warfighters, could add intelligence jobs

Defense contractor Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) announced recently that it has been awarded a prime contract from the U.S. General Services Administration with a maximum value of $900 million.

According to a release from the company, the contract calls for SAIC to offer technology and systems engineering for the Joint Improvised Explosive Device (IED) Defeat Organization (JIEDDO) Counter IED Operations/Intelligence Integration Center (COIC). In addition to the two-year base period, the contract includes three additional one-year options.

John Thomas, senior vice president and business unit general manager for SAIC, said in a statement that the company is pleased to continue providing support for warfighters on the ground.

"We look forward to providing mission-critical services in support of the JIEDDO-COIC as it continues to function as a disruptive change agent, energizing the warfighter's ability to gain access to the information needed to create vital, common operating pictures for our troops in harm's way," Thomas explained.

SAIC, which already boasts more than 41,000 employees who work for the Department of Defense and intelligence agencies like the Defense Intelligence Agency, could seek individuals for security clearance who can fill intelligence jobs created as a result of this latest contract award.