Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) has been awarded the joint-force development support services (JFDSS) contract to support the Office of the Secretary of Defense for personnel and readiness Joint Staff J-7 Directorate.
The multiple award, indefinite-delivery / indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract includes training, education and exercise solutions and services. It features a five-year performance period and a total potential value of more than $800m for all seven awardees.
Under the agreement, SAIC will provide adaptive support for training and real-world operations by offering varying combinations of education, training assessments, concept development, experimentation and assessments to sharpen the force in preparation for future challenges.
SAIC Department of Defense Agencies and Commands Group senior vice-president Mark Escobar said the company is poised to provide exceptional training and force development capabilities to modern-day soldiers facing complex and diverse challenges.
"This contract will develop and maintain current and future joint warfighting capabilities, and ensure the force is well trained, adaptable and responsive," Escobar said.
"With our experienced and talented staff, we bring an entire portfolio of capabilities to the Joint Staff and beyond in an integrated manner."
Support services are also expected to support the combatant commands, the military services, US Government federal agencies and multinational partners.
Work under the contract is scheduled to be performed at the company's facilities in Arlington, and Hampton Roads, Virginia, US.
The Joint Staff J-7 Directorate for joint-force development supports the Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff, in an effort to advance the operational effectiveness of both the existing and future joint force.