On Tuesday, the Department of Homeland Security, made Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) its choice to provide support for both it and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), awarding the company a prime contract with a potential value of $500 million.
The contract, which has a one-year base period with four one-year options, calls for SAIC to provide operations and maintenance support to FEMA’s chief information officer and IT division. Specifically, SAIC will provide systems maintenance and sustainment, network operations and help d esk support, and hardware installation.
SAIC Senior Vice President and business unit general manager Doug Wagoner sees the contract award as a chance to indirectly serve the country in addition to providing typical company service.
“We look forward to providing services that will enable FEMA to rapidly respond to hazards with a reliable, secure and stable network, ” he said. “Knowing that SAIC’s support will be translated directly to fellow Americans in times of disaster makes this work a noble contribution to the National welfare.”