SAIC Awarded Joint Force Development Support Services Contract
- Company to Provide Training, Education and Exercise Solutions
Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) announced today it was one of seven companies awarded the Joint Force Development Support Services (JFDSS) indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to provide training, education and exercise solutions and services in support of the Office of the Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness Joint Staff J-7 Directorate, Combatant Commands, the military services, U.S. Government federal agencies, and multinational partners.
The multipleaEURaward contract has a five-year period of performance and a total potential value of more than $800 million for all awardees. Work will be performed primarily in Arlington, and Hampton Roads, Va.
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The Joint Staff J-7 Directorate for Joint Force Development supports the Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff and the joint warfighter through joint force development in order to advance the operational effectiveness of the current and future joint force. Under the contract, SAIC will provide adaptive support for training and real-world operations by offering varying combinations of education (academics), training assessment, concept development, experimentation, and assessments (solutions for warfighters) to sharpen the force in preparation for future challenges.
"SAIC is poised to provide exceptional joint training and force development capabilities to warfighters facing complex and diverse challenges today. This contract will develop and maintain current and future joint warfighting capabilities, and ensure the force is well trained, adaptable, and responsive," said Mark Escobar, SAIC DoD Agencies and Commands Group senior vice president. "With our experienced and talented staff, we bring an entire portfolio of capabilities to the Joint Staff and beyond in an integrated manner, consistent with the priorities the Chairman has set out in his vision for the force of 2020."
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Source : Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) (NYSE: SAI)