SAIC to support US Army Geospatial Center

30 August 2012 (Last Updated August 30th, 2012 03:55)

Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) has been awarded a contract by the US Army Geospatial Center (AGC) to deliver geospatial research, intelligence and support for Geospatial Enterprise Services (GES).

Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) has been awarded a contract by the US Army Geospatial Center (AGC) to deliver geospatial research, intelligence and support for Geospatial Enterprise Services (GES).

The new indefinite-delivery / indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) deal includes a one-year performance period and four one-year options, with a maximum potential value of $200m should all options be exercised.

"We look forward to continuing to provide the AGC with an end-to-end architecture capable of collecting, integrating, synchronising, managing, analysing, displaying, and disseminating geospatial information and C4ISR systems, enabling the AGC to provide direct geospatial support and products to warfighters."

Under the terms of the contract, the company will offer GES related systems engineering and software development processes, as well as develop, integrate and operate multiple intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) payload systems.

Additional responsibilities include conducting joint capabilities technology demonstrations relevant to GES and command, control, communications, computers (C4) ISR requirements; in addition to the purchase, fuse and disseminate geospatial information and other sources at various echelons.

SAIC senior vice president and business unit general manager John Fratamico said: "We look forward to continuing to provide the AGC with an end-to-end architecture capable of collecting, integrating, synchronising, managing, analysing, displaying, and disseminating geospatial information and C4ISR systems, enabling the AGC to provide direct geospatial support and products to warfighters."

Established in October 2009 as a major subordinate command of the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), the AGC is responsible for coordination, integration and synchronisation of geospatial information and standards across army and Department of Defense (DoD) commands.

The command also provides soldiers with timely, accurate and relevant geospatial information, capabilities and domain expertise for Army Geospatial Enterprise implementation in support of unified land operations.

A separate $40m order was recently awarded to SAIC for providing research, development, integration and testing services to USACE, as part of the geospatial research, integration, development and support II contract.