SAIC helps Army counter improvise explosive devices

Science Applications International Corp. will help the Army with technical support in its battle against improvised explosive devices. The five-year contract could be worth as much as $41 million if all options are exercised.

The contract from the U.S. Army Evaluation Center (AEC) calls for SAIC to provide information and analysis to assist in making decisions concerning counter-IED systems in war zones.

Under the delivery order, SAIC will provide technical and business process support for the planning, development and execution of objectives of the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Test Board (IED-JTB), SAIC officials said.

The IED-JTB is the center for all Defense Department actions that support combatant commanders and their joint task force efforts to defeat IEDs.

SAIC also will provide information to the warfighter about the characteristics and functions of deployed systems, and through testing help maximize counter-IED initiatives throughout DOD.

The delivery order, which was awarded under the Evaluation Support for the U.S. AEC contract, has a one-year base and four one-year option periods. Work will be performed primarily in Alexandria, Va., and Aberdeen, 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

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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