SAIC systems assistance will strengthen US-VISIT program

EAGLE task order has maximum value of $40 million

Science Applications International Corp. will provide systems engineering to the Homeland Security Department under a task order that could be worth as much as $40 million over the course of the four-year, nine-month length of the award.

The award from DHS’ National Protection and Programs Directorate calls for SAIC to assist the U.S. Visitor and Immigrant Status Indicator Technology program, known as US-VISIT, according to a company announcement dated Dec. 2.

Under this task order, SAIC will provide a range of systems engineering services in the areas of infrastructure capacity planning, architecture development and alignment, information systems security and systems assurance, the announcement states.

Work will be performed in the National Capital Region.

The task order was awarded under the DHS Enterprise Acquisition Gateway for Leading Edge Solutions (EAGLE) contract.

US-VISIT supports DHS’s mission to protect the United States by providing biometric identification services to federal, state and local governments to accurately identify people entering the United States and determine whether they pose a national security risk.

Earlier this week SAIC announced it had been awarded an EAGLE task order valued at $45 million to provide communications systems to DHS' Customs and Border Protection unit.

SAIC, of McLean, Va., ranks No. 5 on Washington Technology’s 2010 Top 100 list of the largest federal government contractors.

About the Author

David Hubler is the former print managing editor for GCN and senior editor for Washington Technology. He is freelance writer living in Annandale, Va.

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