(SUFFOLK, VA, December 07, 2005) -- Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) today announced it plans to compete for the U.S. Joint Forces Command’s (USJFCOM) Joint Warfighting Center (JWFC) Support Team (JST) procurement. This five-year program, expected to begin in September 2006, supports USJFCOM’S Joint Trainer responsibilities by planning and conducting exercises, crisis rehearsals and other training events, from inception through execution. SAIC expects the request for proposal to be released in January 2006.
“Our goal for the JWFC program is to improve contractor responsiveness and efficiency in the near term and help JWFC achieve training transformation to meet tomorrow’s missions,” said Bill Lay, SAIC’s JWFC program manager.
Lay is the former deputy director of the NATO Joint Warfare Centre in Norway and has served as senior mentor during combined NATO exercises and crisis rehearsals. SAIC selected Lay because of his experience in training allied and coalition forces, a growing element of JWFC’s evolving mission.
SAIC, which has supported USJFCOM since its inception, currently has more than 180 staff members supporting the command, reflecting SAIC’s growing presence in the Hampton Roads area.
“JWFC is our company’s top priority at JFCOM,” said Bev Seay, general manager of the Strategies, Simulation and Training Business Unit, SAIC’s lead organization for JWFC. “We have relocated our offices near USJFCOM and are leveraging a base of more than 3,000 employees in the Tidewater region to provide USJFCOM the support it needs.”
Currently, SAIC supports training to prepare U.S. forces for Operation Iraqi Freedom and is prime contractor for the Joint Knowledge Development and Distribution Capability, which provides training tailored to the needs of the individual warfighter.
SAIC has chosen team members with joint training, simulation, exercise and C4ISR experience. SAIC’s team includes L-3 Communications’ Titan Group, Reston, Va.; Camber Corporation, Huntsville, Ala.; Alion Science and Technology, McLean, Va.; URS Corporation’s EG&G Division, Gaithersburg, Md.; Professional Software Engineering, Inc. (PROSOFT), Virginia Beach, Va.; SRA International, Fairfax, Va.; EDO Corporation’s Professional Services Division, Arlington, Va.; and several small business concerns.
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