SAIC Team Wins National Security Agency TRAILBLAZER Contract.Business Editors
MCLEAN, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 21, 2002
Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC SAIC - http://saic.com. ) today announced a contract award from the National Security Agency (NSA NSA
National Security Agency
Noun 1. NSA - the United States cryptologic organization that coordinates and directs highly specialized activities to protect United States information systems and to produce foreign ) to be the provider of the technology demonstration platform (TDP TDP (thymidine diphosphate): see thymine. ) phase of the TRAILBLAZER program.
The NSA selected the SAIC-led Digital Network Intelligence (DNI See Do Not Increase. ) Enterprise team that includes Northrop Grumman Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) is an aerospace and defense conglomerate that is the result of the 1994 purchase of Grumman by Northrop. The company is the third largest defense contractor for the U.S. Corporation, Booz Allen Hamilton Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc., referred to as Booz Allen is one of the oldest strategy consulting firms in the world. The firm formerly had two consulting divisions: WCB (Worldwide Commercial Business, also known as “The Commercial Side”) and WTB Inc., The Boeing Company (NYSE NYSE
See: New York Stock Exchange :BA), Computer Sciences Corporation (NYSE:CSC) and SAIC wholly-owned subsidiary Telcordia Technologies Telcordia Technologies, formerly Bell Communications Research, Inc. or Bellcore, is a telecommunications research and development (R&D) company based in the United States and created on January 1 1984 as part of the 1982 Modification of Final Judgment that broke up to contribute to the modernization of the NSA's signals intelligence capabilities.
The TDP phase of the TRAILBLAZER program is currently estimated at $280 million and will be performed over a period of 26 months.
"We have assembled a team that enables NSA to draw upon a multitude of technical skills and expertise," said Duane Andrews, SAIC corporate executive vice president. "SAIC is committed to the success of this program, and we will continue to provide NSA with all the technology and systems support needed to help them achieve their goals."
"In TRAILBLAZER, NSA is capturing the best of industry technology and experience to further their mission," said Marty Hill, Booz Allen Hamilton vice president. "Booz Allen is proud to continue our partnership in assisting the Agency with its vital national security mission."
In March, 2001, the NSA selected the DNI Enterprise team led by Booz Allen Hamilton Inc., consisting of SAIC and Northrop Grumman, to participate in the preceding concept definition phase (CDP CDP (cytidine diphosphate): see cytosine.
(1) (Certificate in Data Processing) An earlier award for the successful completion of an examination in hardware, software, systems analysis, programming, management and accounting, ) of the program.
For the current TDP phase, SAIC will leverage its program management, systems and software engineering processes, while drawing from the vast array of capabilities and resources of its teammates including substantial integration and production capabilities of Northrop Grumman.
"TRAILBLAZER is a very important contract for Northrop Grumman, with multiple sectors participating in various phases of this transformational program," said Robert Iorizzo, corporate vice president and president of Northrop Grumman's Electronic Systems sector. "We look forward to partnering with the NSA in meeting the challenges posed by the modern communications environment."
"Boeing is pleased to be a member of the SAIC team. This win provides us the opportunity to leverage Boeing commercial network techniques into this important national security venue," said Dr. Roger Roberts, senior vice president of Space & Intelligence Systems, a business unit of Boeing Integrated Defense Systems Boeing Integrated Defense Systems (Boeing IDS), based in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, is a unit of The Boeing Company responsible for defense and aerospace products and services. , part of The Boeing Company headquartered in Chicago.
"We are fully committed to supporting SAIC in this strategic win," said Tim Sheahan, president of CSC's new Enforcement, Security and Intelligence Division. "We will be drawing upon our previous experience with NSA and our solid relationship with SAIC and its team."
SAIC is the nation's largest employee-owned research and engineering company, providing information technology, systems integration and eSolutions to commercial and government customers. SAIC engineers and scientists work to solve complex technical problems in national and homeland security, energy, the environment, space, telecommunications, health care and transportation.
With annual revenues of $6.1 billion, SAIC and its subsidiaries, including Telcordia Technologies, have more than 40,000 employees at offices in more than 150 cities worldwide. More information about SAIC can be found on the Internet at www.saic.com.
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