SAIC to help protect military installations

Science Applications International Corp. will help protect Defense Department installations from chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear attack under a new contract with the Army Space and Missile Defense that could be worth as much as $500 million over five years.

The contract is for the Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear-Installation Protection Program.

Under the contract, SAIC will provide enhanced capabilities and logistical support services for the Joint Project Manager Guardian that will manage the program. SAIC will support the system architecture, design, fielding, training and exercises, logistics and sustainment of the tiered solution.

The Installation Protection Program was initiated in December 2003 as a Joint Service effort to protect the critical infrastructure on selected DOD installations in the event of an attack.

SAIC supplies and services will provide a capability to protect military operations and support rapid and effective response to chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear events. Work will be performed primarily in Abingdon, Md.

SAIC, of San Diego, ranks No. 5 on Washington Technology's 2008 Top 100 list of the largest federal government prime contractors.

About the Author

Doug Beizer is a staff writer for Washington Technology.

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