SAN DIEGO and MCLEAN, Va., March 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Science Applications International Corporation (NYSE: SAI) has been ranked number seven on a list of the top 100 government contractors with the best overall ethics programs. The list was published by the Ethisphere Institute and is available at www.ethisphere.com.
Researchers from the Ethisphere Institute analyzed more than 1,000 federal government contractors as part of the 2008 rankings. The Institute scored companies based on their ethics programs, which were reviewed through an online questionnaire and information provided by the companies. Quality assurance of responses was verified through random audit and review.
The Institute's rankings were based on an objective analysis of four categories: code of ethics and business conduct; leadership and tone from the top; internal control systems; and ethics training and communication programs. The rankings also take into account recent Federal Acquisition Regulation rules regarding U.S. government contractors' ethics programs and key Federal Sentencing Guidelines for effective ethics and compliance programs.
"We are honored to receive this recognition for one of the top ethics programs in the industry," said Ken Dahlberg , SAIC chairman and chief executive officer. "It also challenges us to continue to seek new ways both to measure and sustain the ethical culture that is the foundation for the SAIC way of doing business."
SAIC is a leading provider of scientific, engineering, systems integration
and technical services and solutions to all branches of the U.S. military,
agencies of the Department of Defense, the intelligence community, the U.S.
Department of Homeland Security and other U.S. Government civil agencies, as
well as to customers in selected commercial markets. With approximately
44,000 employees in more than 150 cities worldwide, SAIC engineers and
scientists solve complex technical challenges requiring innovative solutions
for customers' mission-critical functions. SAIC had annual revenues of
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