SAIC (formerly Science Applications International Corporation) is headquartered in McLean, VA, and is a Fortune 500 scientific, engineering, and technology applications company working in national security, energy and the environment, critical infrastructure, and health. The company's approximately 45,000 employees serve customers in the U.S. Department of Defense, the intelligence community, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, other U.S. Government civil agencies and selected commercial markets. SAIC had annual revenue of $10.1 billion for its fiscal year ended January 31, 2009.
SAIC's national security efforts reach across all branches of the military and support the full spectrum of military operations -- from peace keeping and humanitarian missions to major conflicts. SAIC also helps the U.S. Department of Defense, the FBI, and the intelligence agencies combat terrorism, cybercrime, and the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. SAIC's Policy and Analysis Consulting practice, in support of DOD and DOE, was founded as Hicks & Associates in 1986 by Donald A. Hicks, former Under Secretary of Defense for Research & Engineering. In 1991, Hicks & Associates became a part of SAIC.
SAIC intelligence focus is involved in every issue from operations to the architecture and capability for sharing critical information. SAIC provides key technical support to the Information Dominance Center, the premier intelligence test bed for new technologies and concepts developed for the U.S. Army's Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM). SAIC also offers the Pathfinder data mining and visualization tool suite. Pathfinder helps analysts quickly extract and interpret intelligence data. The SAIC web-based PRISM application allows theater users, in various functional roles and at different echelons, to synchronize ISR requirements and support with current military operations and priorities. SAIC has also played a role in developing the portable Biometric Automated Toolset (BAT), used by soldiers on patrol and base security personnel to access fingerprint, iris and facial scans. SAIC provided operational support for the system, which is now deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan. Efforts in support of the U.S. Coast Guard target and track multiple networks of suspected terrorists and smugglers. For the Coast Guard Intelligence Coordination Center, an SAIC team developed a new "holistic" approach to analyzing disparate intelligence information. Those efforts provided actionable intelligence that led to a number of arrests and deportations. SAIC's language professionals, a majority with top secret security clearance, can seamlessly integrate with intelligence services such as all-source analysis, reporting writing and debriefing.
SAIC companies, subsidiaries and equity partners include bd Systems, Bechtel SAIC Company LLC, Beck Disaster Recovery (BDR), Benham and its subsidiaries the Benham Companies and Benham Constructors, Eagan, McAllister Associates, Inc. (EMA), MEDPROTECT, R.W. Beck, SAIC-Frederick Inc., and Varec Inc. AETC was acquired by SAIC in 2006. Geo-Centers, Inc. and its subsidiary EAI Corporation was acquired by SAIC on Dec. 6, 2005. Object Sciences Corporation (OSC) was acquired by SAIC in May 2005. SM Consulting, a growing language provider, was acquired by SAIC.
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- Management consulting and administration
- Air and satellite operations
- Border control
- Counter-drug operations
- Counter-IED explosives operations
- Cyber operations
- Disaster preparedness
- Ground force operations
- Weapons technology
- Intelligence analysis
- Law enforcement
- Naval operations
- Nuclear operations
- Staffing and personnel
- Building and personal security
- Specialized military operations
- Technical intelligence
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