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SAIC Team Wins National Security Agency TRAILBLAZER Contract.

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MCLEAN, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 21, 2002

Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) today announced a contract award from the National Security Agency (NSA) to be the provider of the technology demonstration platform (TDP) phase of the TRAILBLAZER program.

The NSA selected the SAIC-led Digital Network Intelligence (DNI) Enterprise team that includes Northrop Grumman Corporation, Booz Allen Hamilton Inc., The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA), Computer Sciences Corporation (NYSE:CSC) and SAIC wholly-owned subsidiary Telcordia Technologies 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) 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, 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.

Statements in this announcement other than historical data and information constitute forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. A number of factors could cause our actual results, performance, achievements or industry results to be very different from the results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements.

Some of these factors include, but are not limited to, the risk factors set forth in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the period ended January 31, 2002, and such other filings that the Company makes with the SEC from time to time. Due to such uncertainties and risks, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof.
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