Science Applications International Corp. of McLean, VA announced on May 12 that it was awarded a prime contract by the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific in support of the Interoperable Communications Technical Assistance Program (ICTAP). The multiple-award, cost-plus-fixed-fee indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract has a five year period of performance and a total potential contract value of approximately $84 million for all awardees. SAIC is one of two awardees that will compete for task orders under the contract. Work will be performed primarily in San Diego, CA.
Under the contract, SAIC will provide communications, information technology, and other interoperable communications support to public safety agencies across the United States and its territories. ICTAP is a Department of Homeland Security, Office of Emergency Communications program that is carried out and managed by SPAWAR. SAIC began providing technical assistance to ICTAP in 2005, and since then, has provided engineering and policy knowledge to identify technical challenges and develop plans to ensure communications interoperability in emergency situations. This has helped to ensure that first responders across different agencies could communicate effectively in major disasters like forest fires, terrorist acts, and earthquakes.
“We are proud to continue our support to SPAWAR for ICTAP to help first responders to be prepared to handle emergency situations. SAIC provides users with a broad view of communications systems from across the nation and translates it into a relevant communications plan,” said Tom Watson, senior vice president and general manager of the Navy and Marine Corps Customer Group. “Through this program, our customers will continue to make strides in improving interoperability and effectiveness of their communications assets and take advantage of the advancing communications technologies.”