SAIC to offer Marine Corps cyber support and protection services to US MARFORCYBER


Science Applications International (SAIC) has received a task order from the US Navy's Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center (SSC) Pacific to provide comprehensive cyber support and protection services to the US Marine Corps Forces Cyberspace Command (MARFORCYBER).

The new task order will see SAIC offer services to MARFORCYBER’s subordinate commands, including the Marine Corps Cyberspace Warfare Group and the Marine Corps Cyberspace Operations Group.

The company will also be responsible for delivering comprehensive cyber support services for systems architecture, engineering, planning and information assurance, as well as MARFORCYBER's cyber defence and offense capabilities.

In addition, SAIC will support MARFORCYBER in its mission to protect its information technology (IT) infrastructure against cyber-based attacks, protect technologies and assets, and boost the overall security of IT infrastructure.

"Our team’s efforts in research and development, network analysis, incident response, intelligence, data science, and network management will directly support MARFORCYBER efforts."

SAIC Navy and Marine Corps Customer Group senior vice-president and general manager Tom Watson said: “We are honoured to have been selected by the Marine Corps as their new cyber operational and analytical services provider.

“Our team’s efforts in research and development, network analysis, incident response, intelligence, data science, and network management will directly support MARFORCYBER efforts to update policies and integrate new technologies to unify the Marine Corps Enterprise Network and make it more resilient.”

The order is valued at approximately $27m, and involves a one-year base period of performance and two additional one-year options.

Work on the project is scheduled to be carried out in Quantico, Virginia; Scott Air Force Base, Illinois; Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Fort Meade / Columbia, Maryland; and Tampa, Florida, US.