SAIC is a known pioneer technology integrator which specializes in providing innovative solutions to challenges faced by the nation, especially in the aspect of complex modernization and readiness. Their high end range of services includes provision of solutions in industries including defense, space, civilian and also intelligence markets. Organizations in these industries are provided with high- end solutions in aspects such as engineering, IT and also missions solutions. With an employee base of about 23,000 in number and offices across the nation with its headquarters in Reston, Virginia, SAIC achieves its mission by ensuring that they deliver their clients with quality, highly-efficient and innovative solutions.
The contract award by the Department of Commerce is a Science Application International Systems Integration Contract that ought to help in stabilizing the U.S Patent and trademark office IT systems. It is for a time span of about five years and it can be estimated as a contract value of about $60 million.
According to Bob Genter, who is the SAIC executive vice president and general manager of the Civilian Markets Customer Group, “This new award is an important step toward stabilizing and securing critical IT systems for the U.S Patent and Trademark office. Our work will ensure that they are operating with systems that experience less downtime and fewer vulnerabilities. We are pleased to help the Patent and Trademark office lay the foundation for IT modernization, which will allow them to focus their time and resources on supporting and protecting the ingenuity of American inventors and entrepreneur.”
Asides the original aim of stabilizing IT modernization delivery, SAIC will also be involved in the provision of technical leadership and expertise and also solution delivery for agencies that are facing challenges in their operations. These solutions delivery will be in the form of short and long term implementation processes.