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SAIC to create 75 jobs in Richmond

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A Virginia Information Technologies Agency (VITA) contract with Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC) will create about 75 information technology jobs in Richmond while retaining more than 400 existing positions.

VITA oversees IT services, cybersecurity and governance for the Commonwealth of Virginia.

The state government is moving from one IT infrastructure provider with a long-term contract, Northrop Grumman, to multiple suppliers with shorter contracts.

Through the state procurement process, Reston-based SAIC was selected to serve as VITA’s multisourced services integrator (MSI). The company will coordinate efforts of several suppliers providing IT infrastructure services, including messaging, mainframe, security, end-user, server/storage, and voice/video/network suppliers.

VITA will continue to provide governance and oversight of the MSI.

As of Wednesday, 170 people have accepted offers to join SAIC and 243 job offers are in process.

Gov. Ralph Northam announced the SAIC jobs at the company’s new offices in the James Center in downtown Richmond.

In May, Northam announced SAIC would hire 40 people in Dickenson County to provide service desk responses to more than 56,000 state employees.

“SAIC is excited to expand into downtown Richmond, which will provide VITA’s state agency customers additional accessibility to the team supporting critical missions,” Nazzic Keene, SAIC’s chief operating officer, said in a statement. “We look forward to building upon our strong relationship with the state and appreciate Governor Northam’s and Mayor Levar Stoney’s support. Their economic development teams enabled us to quickly establish our operations, ensuring our ability to closely assist VITA with their ongoing mission of providing superior quality technology services to the Commonwealth.”

SAIC has more than 15,000 employees nationwide. The company currently has more than 3,000 employees in Virginia focused on major projects in Stafford County, Dahlgren, and Hampton Roads with the U.S. Navy and the Department of Defense.

Its other high-profile customers include NASA, the State Department, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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