SAIC takes on training program

Science Applications International Corp. won a four-year, $18.9 million contract for product improvements to a software simulation application for semi-automated Army forces.

Under the contract, which is for one year with three one-year options, SAIC will design, develop, test, integrate and release block upgrades to the baseline system for the One Semi-Automated Forces Object System. The program will let users construct tailored simulated environments on desktops throughout the Army.

It is designed to let Army trainers, force developers, engineers and research scientists use the system's tools to create a variety of simulations capabilities with units, behaviors, synthetic environments and other factors.

SAIC has developed similar semi-automated force applications, including the Close Combat Tactical Trainer. The company also has maintained and improved the modular Semi-Automatic Forces under the Army's Advanced Distributed Simulation Technology II contract.

Headquartered in San Diego, SAIC is an employee-owned research and engineering company. It employs more than 43,000 workers and had revenue of almost $7.2 billion for the fiscal year ended Jan. 31, 2005. The company is No. 3 on Washington Technology's 2005 Top 100 list of federal prime contractors.

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