MCLEAN, Va., Aug. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) (NYSE: SAI) today announced it has been awarded a task order under a contract with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), National Communications System (NCS) to provide continued system engineering and program management expertise to help transition legacy communications systems to next generation network technology. The task order has a one-year base period of performance, a single one-year option, and a total estimated value of more than $13 million if the option is exercised. Work will be performed in the Washington, D.C. area. The task order was awarded under the Scientific, Engineering, and Technical Assistance (SETA) contract supporting NCS National Security/Emergency Preparedness (NS/EP).
The NCS is charged with enabling NS/EP communications using the national telecommunications system. It also assists in the exercise of the telecommunications functions and responsibilities. Under the task order, SAIC will provide engineering and operations services to DHS in support of NS/EP communications programs. Work will be performed in areas including system architecture, networking, emergency communications, operations, restoration protocols, and new technical initiatives.
"We are pleased to continue our longstanding relationship with the NCS, and look forward to helping ensure continued support for the provision and restoration of NS/EP communications for the federal government under all circumstances, including crisis or emergency, attack, recovery and reconstitution," said Larry Cox, SAIC senior vice president and business unit general manager.
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