Science Applications International Corp. of McLean, VA announced on May 22 that it is establishing its first center of excellence to deliver information technology services in Cookeville, Tennessee. It will be named the Technology Integration Gateway and is slated to open this summer. The center will employ 300 information technology (IT) professionals over the next five years, expanding SAIC’s footprint in Tennessee to 900, further supporting economic development.
Recruiting efforts are already underway, and the company has hired 35 individuals that will work at the Technology Integration Gateway in support of multiple programs including the recently announced Federal Systems Integration and Management System (FEDSIM) task order that will deliver, manage and evolve end-user IT services communication and collaboration tools for the Environmental Protection Agency.
The Technology Integration Gateway will create a wide range of technology jobs, including roles in information technology services, computer programming, engineering and software development. In addition, the Cookeville location will also provide cloud, cyber security and data science expertise to both government and commercial SAIC customers. The Technology Integration Gateway™ will serve as a primary “entry point” for SAIC to provide customers with these critical IT services in a more agile and cost-effective manner and will be located in the Regions Bank Building at 10 West Broad St.
“Since 1969, SAIC has been doing business in Tennessee and the establishment of our first Technology Integration Gateway here underscores our long-term commitment to the state,” SAIC CEO Tony Moraco, said. “We are excited to add Cookeville as our newest location and appreciate the strong support from Governor Haslam, Economic & Community Development, Tennessee Tech University, Putnam County and the City of Cookeville in our efforts to bring this important resource to Cookeville. Together, we are focused on ensuring that we continue to develop a 21st century workforce in a collaborative environment to address our customers’ most critical IT missions.”