SAIC wins $154 million military health system deal

Science Applications International Corp. has won a three-year, $154 million contract to provide IT services that will maintain and enhance the U.S. military health care system.

Under the contract, SAIC of San Diego will handle on-site maintenance and around-the-clock monitoring of key health applications such as the Composite Health Care System (CHCS). The contract builds on an 18-year partnership with the customer.

Specifically, the company will provide local area and wide area network expertise, help desk services and specialized software development to more than 102 military treatment facilities around the world. Other related responsibilities include database administration, trouble-shooting and report generation.

SAIC also will continue to provide consolidated services that strengthen and add functionality to the system, such as software and systems engineering, configuration management, data management, planning and scheduling, deployment and logistics support, and conversion to the next-generation CHCS II.

CHCS is a fully integrated hospital information system that connects medical departments, hospital wards, outlying clinics, laboratories and pharmacies. It was designed and developed for the Defense Department by SAIC.

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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