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SAIC Awarded $14 Million Task Order by USTRANSCOM

May 19, 2014

The United States Transportation Command, Directorate of Acquisition, located at Scott Air Force Base, awarded Science Applications International Corp. a task order to provide software and engineering services for Integrated Booking System Software development, in support of the U.S. Army Surface Deployment and Distribution Command.

According to a release, the single-award firm fixed-price/labor hour task order has a base period of performance of eight months, four one-year options, and a total contract value of approximately $14 million if all options are exercised. The task order was awarded under the Defense Information Systems Agency, Defense Information Technology Contracting Organization -- Scott Field Office, Encore II contract vehicle. Work will be performed in Scott Air Force Base, Ill., and SAIC facilities in the local area.

Encore II supports the Department of Defense's transformation to a network-centric environment which seeks to improve situational awareness by enhancing how the military services share information. IBS is the lead execution system of the Defense Transportation System for the global shipment of ocean cargo in support of all wars, major contingencies, and humanitarian relief operations where government personnel are deployed.

Under the task order, SAIC will provide software engineering services required to support SDDC, including software maintenance, development, configuration management, area manager support, training, implementation, documentation, technical support, and project management. SAIC will ensure sustainment and integration of IBS linking global defense transportation requirements with command and control, commercial and military carriers, shippers and others.

"We are honored by SDDC's trust in our capabilities to support their vital IBS program," said John Gully, SAIC U.S. Army and Air Force Customer Group senior vice president. "We'll bring responsive support, sustainment and development to IBS, and we look forward to assisting SDDC."

More information:

www.saic.com

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