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SAIC Awarded $13 Million Task Order by the Department of Homeland Security, National Communications System

Thu, 08/05/2010 - 1:27pm
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SAIC Awarded $13 Million Task Order by the Department of Homeland Security, National Communications System

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.

About SAIC

SAIC is a FORTUNE 500® 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 45,000 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 www.saic.com. SAIC:  From Science to Solutions®

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.

Contact:

Melissa Koskovich

Laura Luke

(703) 676-6762

(703) 676-6533

Melissa.l.koskovich@saic.com

laura.luke@saic.com

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