SAIC lands major contract with TSA

Equipment integration deal could be worth as much as $500 million
SSN Staff  - 
Tuesday, November 3, 2009

SAN DIEGO—SAIC announced Nov. 3 a prime contract with the TSA to provide up to $500 million worth of security equipment integration and installation over a five-year period. Specifically, the company will provide services to the Office of Security Technology, supporting the update of security equipment at TSA locations both inside and outside the continental United States.

According to the press release, SAIC will likely use subcontractors to “help oversee the execution of rapid installation of equipment.”

“Threats to our transportation system continue to evolve and are more sophisticated than ever before,” said John Ferriter, SAIC senior vice president and business unit general manager, in a statement. “We look forward to helping TSA rapidly field screening equipment, using every tool possible to address those threats and develop methods of combating them. This use of technology will help us stay ahead of those intent on harming our nation.”

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