Press Release

NASA Awards SAIC $62 Million Information Technology Contract Extension

By SpaceRef Editor
February 22, 2011
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Company to Continue Providing IT Services to Operate and Maintain the NASA Information and Technology Service Network

Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) (NYSE: SAI) today announced it was awarded a contract extension by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) for the Unified NASA Information Technology Services (UNITeS) contract to continue providing a broad range of information technology (IT) services in support of the NASA Information Technology Service Network. The extension has an eight-month base period of performance, valued at more than $36 million, and options that would total 14 months of performance for the continuation of services through March of 2012. The total value of the extension is more than $62 million if all options are exercised.

The extension provides agency-wide information services and integration support, and also supports the NASA Enterprise Applications Competency Center by providing system administration and mainframe operations administered by NASA’s George C. Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala. Under the contract extension, SAIC will continue to provide IT services including managing worldwide network services; audio-visual services; telecommunications; IT procurement, security; and computing and mainframe system support.

“We have provided the critical IT services necessary to operate and maintain NASA’s set of integrated enterprise services since 2004,” said Doug Wagoner, SAIC senior vice president and business unit general manager. “We look forward to continuing to provide these services to all ten NASA field centers, NASA Headquarters in Washington, the NASA Shared Services Center, and international NASA partners to support NASA’s focus on pioneering the future in space exploration, scientific discovery and aeronautics research.”

About SAIC

SAIC is a FORTUNE 500(R) scientific, engineering, and technology applications company that uses its deep domain knowledge to solve problems of vital importance to the nation and the world, in national security, energy and the environment, critical infrastructure, and health. The company’s approximately 43,000 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. Headquartered in McLean, Va., SAIC had annual revenues of $10.8 billion for its fiscal year ended January 31, 2010. For more information, visit SAIC: From Science to Solutions(R)

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, 2010, 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.

SpaceRef staff editor.