MCLEAN, Va., Nov. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) (NYSE: SAI) announced today it was awarded a prime contract by the U.S. Army Acquisition Center- Aberdeen Proving Ground to provide software engineering and scientific support services to the Software Engineering Center (SEC), Communications Electronics Command (CECOM). The multiple-award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract has a two-year base period of performance, one two-year option, one one-year option, and a total contract value of $7 billion for all awardees, if all options are exercised. Work will be performed primarily at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., Fort Lee, Va., Fort Sill, Okla., Fort Hood, TX, and Fort Huachuca, Ariz.
The SEC is the Army Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) Integrated Software Management Center, providing post deployment software support (PDSS) and post production software support (PPSS) for deployed C4ISR, business and enterprise information systems, and timely direct software support to the warfighter during combat operations, contingencies and exercises.
Under the contract, SAIC will provide the SEC with full life-cycle software engineering and sustainment; field support, training and other services for PDSS/PPSS, C4ISR, logistics, business and enterprise resource planning systems; information technology infrastructure support including acquisition support, technical support, and software and application development. SAIC's mission will be to maintain system's minimum essential warfighting capability and to sustain the operational readiness of fielded systems. SAIC will support the SEC in sustaining Army/Joint interoperability, supporting architecture products, protocols, standards and tools, providing information security and assurance services, and providing replication, distribution, installation and training. SAIC is one of 12 contractors eligible to compete for task orders under this contract.
"We look forward to providing the SEC with the finest life-cycle software support and information technology solutions that will enable the Army to sustain warfighting superiority and information dominance across the enterprise," said John Thomas, SAIC senior vice president and business unit general manager.
Statements in this announcement, other than historical data and information, constitute forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. A number of factors could cause our actual results, performance, achievements, or industry results to be very different from the results, performance, or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Some of these factors include, but are not limited to, the risk factors set forth in SAIC's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the period ended January 31, 2012, and other such filings that SAIC makes with the SEC from time to time. Due to such uncertainties and risks, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof.