SAIC buys GeoViz.com

Science Applications International Corp. has completed its purchase of GeoViz.com Inc. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

SAIC will combine GeoViz's strength in command, control, communications and computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR) with its own expertise in service-oriented architectures to offer innovative solutions to its government customers.

"It is a perfect fit within our next-generation command and control platform strategy. This acquisition enhances SAIC's technical and operational capabilities in the defense command and control marketplace," said Debbie James, SAIC's senior vice president and general manager of the command, control, communications, computers and IT business unit. GeoViz.com's employees will become part of this SAIC unit, which is within the System and Network Solutions Group.

GeoViz.com employees will continue to work at the company's engineering facility in Campbell, Calif., and offer off-the-shelf tools as well as service and support for its customers.

GeoViz.com makes commercial tools for C4ISR. It supplies these tools to test and evaluation, modeling and simulation and embedded training market segments.

The company's software lets users view two-dimensional and three-dimensional geospatial data through a Web browser interface. This includes its trademarked Web Centric Geospatial Collaboration tool that lets users share, annotate and control mapping functions from around the world. Other capabilities provide recording and playback of events and training sessions and a commander's situational awareness tool.

SAIC of San Diego has more than 43,000 employees and had annual revenue of $7.8 billion for the fiscal year ended Jan. 31. The company ranks No. 3 on Washington Technology's 2006 Top 100 list of the largest federal IT contractors.

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