Science Applications International (SAIC) has been awarded a task order by the US Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic (SSC Atlantic) to provide a variety of support services for the distributed common ground system – Marine Corps (DCGS-MC) integrated project team.

Under the single-award, cost-plus-fixed-fee task order, SAIC will provide support for programme management, production engineering, integrated logistics, technical data package development and testing.

The contract has a one-year period of performance and is valued more than $13m if all options are exercised, while work will be carried out in Charleston, South Carolina, US.

"Our goal is to support the DCGS-MC’s mission to improve system capabilities and interoperability with other services."

The task order has been awarded under the US SSC Atlantic command, control, communications, computers, combat systems, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C5ISR) system of the systems engineering and integration (SoSEI) contracting vehicle.

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DCGS-MC provides capabilities for enterprise search, content discovery, collaboration and workflow management by linking intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance systems to US Marine Corps analysts and other military services.

SAIC Navy and Marine Corps customer group senior vice-president and general manager Tom Watson said that the company will expand its current SSC Atlantic C5ISR SoSEI support to include the US Marine Corps and the DCGS-MC system.

"Our goal is to support the DCGS-MC’s mission to improve system capabilities and interoperability with other services, in support of our SSC-Atlantic and USMC customers," Watson said.

Defence Technology