Department of Homeland Security Awards $14 Million Responder Knowledge Base
SAN DIEGO and MCLEAN, Va., -- Science Applications International Corporation (NYSE: SAI) today announced it has been awarded a task order from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to provide Responder Knowledge Base (RKB) Services. This task order has a one year base period of performance, four one-year options and a total contract value of more than $14 million if all options are exercised. Work will be performed primarily in Abington, Md. The task order was awarded under the DHS Enterprise Acquisition Gateway for Leading Edge Solutions (EAGLE) contract.
The RKB is a web-based information service for the emergency responder community funded by DHS. RKB currently has 62,000 registered users and operates as a public service, with no cost to users and no cost to information contributors such as product manufacturers. Thousands of jurisdictions, departments and State Administrative Agencies use the RKB to obtain grant guidance and unbiased product information. Under the task order, SAIC will host, maintain, and help enhance the RKB Web site. SAIC will also provide expertise to the responder community via the 'Ask the Expert' feature of the Web site, and provide updated content weekly.
"We are pleased to help DHS provide emergency responders, purchasers, and planners with a trusted, integrated, on-line source of information," said John Ferriter, SAIC senior vice president and business unit general manager.
SAIC is a FORTUNE 500® scientific, engineering, and technology applications company that uses its deep domain knowledge to solve problems of vital importance to the nation and the world, in national security, energy and the environment, critical infrastructure, and health. The company's approximately 44,000 employees serve customers in the Department of Defense, the intelligence community, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, other U.S. Government civil agencies and selected commercial markets. SAIC had annual revenues of $8.9 billion for its fiscal year ended January 31, 2008. For more information, visit http://www.saic.com.