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SAIC Receives $95M NBC Support Contract

Biodefense Federal FundingScience Applications International Corporation (SAIC) announced today it was awarded a contract worth up to $95 million to provide technical and analytic services to the Department of Defense (DoD).

Under the prime contract, SAIC will provide professional, technical, analytical and executive-level administrative services to the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear, Chemical, and Biological Defense Programs (OASD-NBC) and other DOD components.

The blanket purchase agreement (BPA) has a one-year base period of performance, and four one-year options, totalling $95 million if all options are exercised.  Work will be performed primarily in the National Capital Region.

Services include technical assessments; improvement of processes and productivity; and providing management and integration of programs and projects internal to or between federal agencies. The OASD-NCB is the principal adviser to the Secretary of Defense for all matters concerning DoD nuclear weapons, chemical demilitarization, CBRN defense, cooperative threat reduction and arms control.

In a company statement, SAIC senior vice president Tom Watson emphasized the nuclear component of the contract: “We look forward to continuing to provide critical policy, technical analysis and advisory support services to enable the OASD (NCB) to achieve mission success across the breadth of its roles and responsibilities mission set, to include sustaining a safe, secure, and effective nuclear deterrent and countering the threat from nuclear terrorism and nuclear proliferation.”

SAIC had annual revenues of approximately $11 billion for its fiscal year ended January 31, 2011. Approximately 41,000 employees serve customers in the U.S. Department of Defense, the intelligence community, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, other U.S. Government civil agencies and selected commercial markets.

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