U.S. Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM) awarded Reston, VA-based Science Applications International Corp. a task order worth approximately $93 million to support the Directorate of Operations (J3) Joint Operations Center and Special Programs. The task order has a one-year base period of performance and four one-year option periods, SAIC announced October 18.
“USCYBERCOM’s strategic cyberspace environment is complex and rapidly evolving. SAIC is proud to support the J3 by helping to coordinate and synchronize offensive and defense cyberspace operations that aim to protect our nation 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year,” said Mark Escobar, senior vice president and general manager of the National Security Customer Group. “This important, new task order and our current work supporting USCENTCOM Joint Cyber Centers (JCC) positions SAIC as a leader in the cyber operations space. Our Cyber Institute trainers and Cyber Operations team look forward to bringing innovation and value to USCYBERCOM.”
USCYBERCOM provides joint warfighter support, Command and Control (C2) of the global Cyber Mission Force (CMF), mission assurance, and force sustainment and growth. The J3 optimizes planning, integration, coordination, execution and force management of the cyber warfare mission in support of the Joint warfighter.
Under the contract, SAIC will support USCYBERCOM in securing, operating, and defending the Department of Defense Information Network (DODIN). SAIC will assist USCYBERCOM by coordinating, synchronizing, and deconflicting Department of Defense (DoD) cyber forces and DoD Cyberspace Operations. Additionally, SAIC will integrate operational planning efforts for full-spectrum cyberspace operations, participate in the planning process for joint exercises, and assist in the development of J3 training objectives, priorities, and plans for exercises.