SAIC gets $20 million contract to support DHS activities

Science Applications International Corp. won a three-year, $20 million contract to provide professional consulting services to the Homeland Security Department's Office of State and Local Government Coordination and Preparedness, the company said today.

Under the contract SAIC will work with the Office of Domestic Preparedness within the state and local government coordination office. Services will include providing technical assistance for improving critical infrastructure strategies to prevent, respond to and recover from terrorist incidents.

The company will help state and local governments as well as port authorities and mass transit agencies. The contract will use a methodology developed by SAIC to compare relative risk between critical assets to identify and prioritize the need for countermeasures and response and recovery capability enhancements.

SAIC's team includes Parsons Brinckerhoff Quade & Douglas Inc., Digital Sandbox Inc., the Lafayette Group Inc., Transportation Resources Associates Inc. and Milvets Systems Inc.

Based in San Diego, SAIC is an employee-owned research and engineering company. It employs about 42,400 workers and had revenue of almost $7.2 billion for the fiscal year ended Jan. 31. The company is No. 3 on Washington Technology's 2005 Top 100 list of federal prime contractors.

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