SAIC to support US Navy’s tactical networks

10 October 2012 (Last Updated October 10th, 2012 03:45)

The US Navy Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific (SSC Pacific) has awarded a prime contract to Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) to provide in-service engineering agent (ISEA) functions for the US Navy tactical networks.

The US Navy Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific (SSC Pacific) has awarded a prime contract to Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) to provide in-service engineering agent (ISEA) functions for the US Navy tactical networks.

Under the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) $18.7m contract, the company will provide ISEA functions support services for shipboard and submarine tactical networks.

In addition to performing design analysis and trade studies to address obsolescence issues, SAIC will provide management, sustainment engineering, technical, and integrated logistics support.

“We look forward to continuing our long-term support of SSC Pacific and the afloat networks ISEA team, providing critical C4I shipboard and submarine engineering, technical and logistics support that helps ensure information dominance for the fleet."

The company will also assist SSC Pacific with sustainment of fielded systems through end-of-life (EOL) replacement, distant support and on-site repair, as well as provide system analysis to ensure networks perform well.

SAIC senior vice president and business unit general manager Thomas Watson said: "We look forward to continuing our long-term support of SSC Pacific and the afloat networks ISEA team, providing critical C4I shipboard and submarine engineering, technical and logistics support that helps ensure information dominance for the fleet."

The SSC Pacific is US Navy's premier research, development, test and evaluation laboratory for command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (C4ISR).

The single-award contract has a one-year base period of performance and two one-year options which, if exercised, raise its value to $56m.

Work will be carried out primarily in San Diego, California and is scheduled to be completed by 20 September 2013, while the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific in California will serve as the contracting activity.