SAIC to support Navy weather programs

Science Applications International Corp. has won a five-year task order from the General Services Administration to provide information technology services to the Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command at Stennis Space Center, Miss.

The task order, awarded under the Millennia governmentwide acquisition contract by GSA's Southeast Sunbelt Region 4, has a one-year base and four one-year options with a maximum value of $48 million if all options are exercised.

Under the award, SAIC said it will provide a broad range of IT services to support the command's operations and maintenance, manage and integrate complex systems and facilities, and help integrate systems users into a shared environment. The SAIC team will deliver systems engineering, computer operations and facility management services and solutions.

The command, which began in the 1840s as the Depot of Charts and Instruments, a repository for nautical charts and navigational equipment, is responsible for ensuring the safety, speed and operational effectiveness of the Navy at sea by tracking weather and oceanographic phenomena. The various programs were integrated into a single command in the 1970s.

SAIC has been providing similar services to the command since 2004, said Randy Cash, senior vice president and business unit general manager at SAIC.

SAIC's team includes WareOnEarth Communication Inc., a Charleston, S.C., small business that provides information security and IT services. It will assist SAIC in planning and setting policies for managing information assurance programs. The company also has offices in San Diego; Colorado Springs, Colo.; Aberdeen, Md.; and McLean, Va.

SAIC of San Diego, ranks No. 5 on Washington Technology's 2007 Top 100 list of the largest federal government prime contractors.

About the Author

David Hubler is the former print managing editor for GCN and senior editor for Washington Technology. He is freelance writer living in Annandale, Va.

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