Defense taps SAIC for information security work

Science Applications International Corp. has won a $6.9 million contract to provide information security services to the Defense Department and defense intelligence agencies, the company announced this week.

Under the task order contract, SAIC of San Diego will provide an enterprisewide anti-spyware solution that will be used by system administrators and cybersecurity personnel throughout the military departments as well as defense intelligence agencies, National Guard and Reserves.

The work also includes virtual on-demand training, which is intended to improve Defense Department access to training at any network-connected location.

The anti-spyware project is called the Spyware Detection, Eradication and Protection solution. The contract was awarded by a computer network steering group, which is chartered by the assistant secretary of Defense for networks and information integration and by the U.S. Strategic Command.

The task order was awarded under the Defense Information Systems Agency I-ASSURE contract, the company said. SAIC is one of 11 companies qualified to compete for task orders under the indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract.

SAIC has more than 42,000 employees and annual sales of $7.2 billion. The company ranks No. 3 on Washington Technology's 2005 Top 100 list, which measures federal contracting revenue.

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William Welsh is a freelance writer covering IT and defense technology.

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