Defense agency taps SAIC for WMD toolset

The Defense Threat Reduction Agency has awarded McLean, Va.-based Science Applications International Corp. a contract for the Integrated Weapons of Mass Destruction Toolset Phase II.

The multiple-award, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract has a base period of three years with an optional five-year total period of performance. If all options are exercised, the contract will be worth $53.9 million, SAIC said in a statement today.

Under the contract, the company will expand on the work it completed in Phase I as the lead systems integrator. It will create a Web portal for the agency’s modeling and simulation chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive (CBRNE) tools.

SAIC will also make the tools accessible on laptop computers and provide a common information systems architecture for them that will allow users to rapidly access CBRNE planning, emergency response and assessment capabilities.

The agency’s mission is to ensure the safety of the country from weapons of mass destruction -- specifically nuclear, chemical and biological.

“SAIC and our team remain 100 percent committed to supporting the [agency’s] mission and enhancing their capabilities for agile, collaborative planning,” said Deborah James, SAIC senior vice president and general manager of the Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Information Technology Business unit.

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