SAIC nets $727M Air Force contract
Reston-based Science Applications International Corp. will migrate Air Force and Army applications to the cloud
Reston-based information technology company Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC) received a $727 million contract from the U.S. Air Force that will move mission applications for the Air Force and Army to the cloud, SAIC announced Friday.
SAIC was founded in 2013 and provides systems engineering, cloud migration, analytics, simulation, training and other IT services to defense, space, federal civilian and intelligence clients — including the Department of Defense.
For the contract, SAIC will migrate approximately 800 Air Force and U.S. Army mission applications into the cloud. Cloud computing allows users to store and access data via the internet instead of a computer hard drive.
The Common Computing Environment contract was awarded by the Air Force, but will also serve Army applications.
“The Air Force and Army need speed, scale and security in migrating their mission apps to the cloud,” Michael LaRouche, executive vice president and general manager of SAIC’s National Security Customer Group, said in a statement. “We leveraged the best of our own proprietary solutions and partners’ technologies to develop a smart migration approach to address the military’s critical needs.”