Science Applications International Corporation
), a leading technology integrator, recently got a boost in its
dealings with the U.S. federal government through two major
contracts awarded by the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center
within a span of a couple of days.
SAIC won a contract from the Space and Naval Warfare Systems
Center Pacific in support of the Office of the Secretary of
Defense to provide systems engineering and technical support
services for Defense Readiness Reporting System (DRRS). Just two
days prior to this, the company had won a task order to provide a
broad range of support services for the Distributed Common Ground
System - Marine Corps (DCGS-MC) Integrated Project Team.
The DRRS Contract
SAIC will compete with three other awardees for the
multiple-award, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract, which has a
three-year base period of performance, two one-year options and a
total potential contract value of approximately $68 million for
all awardees, assuming all options are exercised. Work will be
performed largely in McLean, Va., San Diego, Calif. and
government facilities in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.
DRRS provides resources to manage and report the readiness of the
U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and its subordinate components
to implement the national military strategy. The system is
intended to assist DoD combatant commanders, services and
agencies with current and projected warfare mission capability by
providing detailed readiness data from combatant and support
Per the contract, SAIC will offer services and management support
for the DRRS and its modules, including systems engineering,
software design/development, system documentation, testing,
systems integration, training, installation, life-cycle
maintenance, procurement, and help-desk services. SAIC will also
provide similar services for systems that interface and exchange
data with DRRS.
The DCGS-MC Project
The single-award, cost-plus-fixed-fee task order was awarded
under the C5ISR (Command, Control, Communications, Computers,
Combat Systems, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance)
System of Systems Engineering and Integration (SoSEI)
contract vehicle, and comprised a one-year period of performance
with a potential contract value of over $13 million, assuming all
the options are exercised.
DCGS-MC connects intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance
(ISR) systems to the U.S. Marine Corps analysts and other
military services, in order to provide the wherewithal for
enterprise search, collaboration, content discovery and workflow
management. Per the task order, SAIC will provide support to
DCGS-MC's mission to improve system capabilities and
interoperability with other services by enabling program
management, production engineering, technical data package
development, integrated logistics and testing. Work will be
performed in Charleston, S.C.
SAIC provides technical, engineering and enterprise IT services
in the U.S., with its government segment serving the U.S.
federal, state and local government agencies as well as foreign
governments. The company is focused on harnessing its rich domain
knowledge and client relationships to facilitate the delivery of
systems engineering and integration services for comprehensive
government and commercial projects.
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