SAN DIEGO and MCLEAN, Va., Nov. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Science Applications International Corporation (NYSE: SAI) announced today that its Defense Information System Network (DISN) Global Solutions (DGS) operation at Scott Air Force Base, Ill. has been awarded International Organization for Standardization ISO(R) 20000 certification. SAIC is one of the first organizations in the U.S. to receive this certification, and the DGS Operation is the first organization to receive this certification in the U.S. by Underwriter Laboratories (UL).
SAIC's DGS operation provides support under the Defense Global Solutions contract and is a world-class information technology (IT) service management organization that supports the provision of network management and control; network operations and maintenance; and network engineering and circuit implementations to the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) continental United States (CONUS) Global NetOps Support Center located at Scott AFB, Ill. This location, along with other SAIC DGS facilities have additional quality certifications, including ISO 9001:2000 and Capability Maturity Model Integration (R) Level 5.
ISO is a network of national standards institutes from 157 countries, with headquarters in Geneva , Switzerland . The first formal international standard certifying the implementation of information technology service management at the organization level, ISO 20000 is based on the British Standard 15000 measure and the Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) best practice framework. The certification was awarded after UL performed an independent audit of SAIC's operations at Scott.
"This certification is another step in providing our customer, DISA, and DISA's customers, the highest quality IT service management capabilities in the most cost-effective manner possible," said Matt De La Hunt, SAIC vice president and operations manager for CONUS network operations. "SAIC has been supporting DISA's overall consolidation efforts since 2001 and we look forward to our continued relationship with them in support of the Warfighter."
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