Spawar picks SAIC for tech support

Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command

The Navy's Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command has selected Science Applications International Corp. for a $596.6 million task order for technical engineering support. The General Services Administration Federal Technology Service's Federal Systems Integration and Management Center (Fedsim) made the award as part of its Millennia contract.

The one-year award with four one-year options is for technical engineering support to Spawar organizations around the world, both afloat and ashore. Previously, SAIC provided technical engineering support to Spawar through a now-completed task order that Fedsim established and has managed since 1999, GSA and SAIC officials said.

The task order includes services such as systems architecture, systems engineering, system design, configuration control, pre-installation testing, system integration, information security, and engineering support for acquisition of Spawar business.

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Dorobek joined Federal News Radio in 2008 with 16 years of experience covering government issues with an emphasis on government information technology. Prior to joining Federal News Radio, Dorobek was editor-in-chief of Federal Computer Week, the leading news magazine for government IT decision-makers and the flagship of the 1105 Government Information Group portfolio of publications. As editor-in-chief, Dorobek served as a member of the senior leadership team at 1105 Government Information Group, providing daily editorial direction and management for FCW magazine,, Government Health IT and its other editorial products.

Dorobek joined FCW in 2001 as a senior reporter and assumed increasing responsibilities, becoming managing editor and executive editor before being named editor-in-chief in 2006. Prior to joining FCW, Dorobek was a technology reporter at, one of the first online community centers for current and former government employees. He also spent five years at Government Computer News, another leading industry publication, covering a variety of federal IT-related issues.

Dorobek is a frequent speaker on issues involving the government IT industry, and has appeared as a frequent contributor to NewsChannel 8’s Federal News Today program. He began his career as a reporter at the Foster’s Daily Democrat, a daily newspaper in Dover, N.H. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California. He lives in Washington, DC.


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