SAIC wins DEA information security support deal

Science Applications International Corp. has won a contract from the Drug Enforcement Administration to provide the agency with information security support, the company announced today. The five-year contract has a potential value of $9.2 million.

Under the contract, SAIC of San Diego will focus on enterprisewide certification and accreditation, security engineering and additional technical services.

SAIC will provide information security-related services that include certifying, verifying and validating DEA information technology systems, including sensitive but unclassified and classified systems for accreditation approval in accordance with national, Department of Justice and DEA security orders and policies.

The company will conduct the work for the DEA's Information Security Section within the Office of Security Programs, which is responsible for information security compliance and accountability for all DEA information processing environments.

SAIC provides IT, systems integration and electronic solutions to commercial and government customers. The company has about 38,700 employees and annual sales of $5.9 billion. The company was ranked No. 3 on Washington Technology's 2003 Top 100 list.

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