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SAIC to Team With HP on Key Defense Logistics Agency Data Center Consolidation Effort.

MCLEAN, Va., Jan. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) announced a subcontract award from Hewlett Packard (HP) to help consolidate the Defense Logistics Agency's (DLA) mid-tier infrastructure into a centralized facility. In all, 14 major government-hosted data center locations will be integrated into a centralized contactor-hosted and supported Enterprise Data Center (EDC). SAIC will be the lead organization for all applications and information assurance, including data and database migration.

The EDC consolidation program was awarded as a firm-fixed-price (FFP) contract, with a time and materials provision, and an initial term of five years after which five one-year options can potentially be exercised for total of 10 years of service. The EDC program also includes a competitively awarded single award blanket purchase agreement (BPA), which covers all information technology work in DLA. SAIC's initial FFP award value is $35 million, plus an estimated $65 million for the 10-year BPA for a total upper limit value of $100 million dollars, should all option years be exercised.

"This important award allows SAIC to continue a proud tradition of over 19 years of service to the Defense Logistics Agency," said Jim Cuff, SAIC senior vice president and manager of the Logistics and Engineering Solutions Business Unit. "This contract positions SAIC as a premier provider of information technology program support services to the DLA."

The EDC consolidation contract includes three major provisions: the migration of DLA applications from DLA servers to the HP servers, SAIC's role as lead on information assurance for the entire duration of the contract, as well as playing a lead role for continuity of operations. Work will primarily be performed in Fort Belvoir, Va., and Philadelphia, Pa., in addition to other DLA locations worldwide.

SAIC is the largest employee-owned research and engineering company in the United States, 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 logistics. With annual revenues of nearly $7 billion, SAIC and its subsidiaries, including Telcordia Technologies, have more than 45,000 employees at offices in more than 150 cities worldwide. More information about SAIC can be found at http://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, 2004, 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.

CONTACT: Jared Adams, Washington, +1-703-676-7790, jared.b.adams@saic.com, or Ron Zollars, San Diego, +1-858-826-7896, zollarsr@saic.com, both of SAIC

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