SAN DIEGO and MCLEAN, Va., Sept. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) announced today that it is a member of the Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) team competing on the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Secure Border Initiative Program (SBInet) contract.
SBInet is expected to be a six-year, multi-billion dollar program. The SBInet proposal calls for a comprehensive multi-year plan that will enhance U.S. Customs and Border Protection's ability to secure America's borders and reduce illegal immigration. The Lockheed Martin-led team submitted its proposal for the contract on May 30 and DHS is expected to make a decision on the award of the contract in September 2006.
SAIC lends its expertise to Lockheed Martin's team in the area of integrated information operations in hostile environments and has in-depth understanding of the Department's enterprise architecture. As a team member, SAIC will provide systems engineering expertise, including support to the design of a service oriented architecture, including advanced modeling and simulation support. The company also has extensive knowledge of intelligence collection, processing, exploitation, analysis, production and dissemination of all source intelligence; sensor expertise to execute surveillance operations; and crisis management planning to support the National Response Plan.
"SAIC is extremely proud to be a member of Lockheed Martin's technical team," said Randy Cash, SAIC senior vice president and general manager of the Enterprise Solutions Business Unit. "The impressive cadre of companies and professionals assembled on the SBInet team have considerable experience in the homeland security arena. SAIC is committed to lend its world class expertise to help federal, state and local law enforcement agencies secure our nation's borders."
The goal of the program will be to transform border control technology and infrastructure by integrating multiple state-of-the-art systems. The goal will be accomplished by fielding the most effective mix of personnel, infrastructure, technology, and mobile response platforms.
SAIC is the largest employee-owned research and engineering company in the United States, with more than 43,000 employees in over 150 cities worldwide. For the fiscal year ended January 31, 2006, the company reported annual revenues of $7.8 billion. SAIC engineers and scientists solve complex technical problems in national security, homeland security, energy, the environment, space, telecommunications, health care, and logistics. SAIC: FROM SCIENCE TO SOLUTIONS(TM)
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