VITA IT contract with SAIC to create 40 new jobs in Dickenson
Virginia Information Technology’s Agency contract with Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC) is expected to create 40 jobs in Dickeson County by this fall, Gov. Ralph Northam announced Friday.
Earlier this year, the Virginia Coalfield Economic Development Authority (VCEDA) approved a loan up to $2 million to the Dickenson County Industrial Development Authority to build out the second floor of a building in the Dickenson County Technology Park in Clintwood for SAIC. The 40 employees will provide IT help via telephone and email to the VITA Customer Care Center, helping the state’s employees.
“The local officials and economic development leadership in Dickenson County were a huge reason we decided to locate our service desk in Clintwood. They have been welcoming and responsive to the needs of SAIC and VITA from the very beginning of our search process,” Nazzic Keene, chief operating officer of SAIC, said in a statement.
SAIC was selected to serve as VITA’s multisourced services integrator (MSI), which means the company will coordinate efforts of several suppliers providing IT infrastructure services. Those include messaging, mainframe, security, end-user, server/storage and voice/video/network services. VITA will continue to provide governance and oversight of the MSI as it coordinates, monitors and reports on IT infrastructure services.
VITA is moving from a single-source, long-term IT services contract to multivendor, shorter-term contracts.
SAIC is an IT contractor headquartered in Reston.