MCLEAN, Va. and SAN DIEGO, Oct. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) (NYSE: SAI) today announced it has been awarded a prime contract by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to provide program management and technical services in support of the agency's NextGen transformation program efforts. The single-award, indefinite-delivery/requirements contract has a one year base period of performance, four one-year options and total value of more than $106 million if all options are exercised. Work will be performed primarily in Washington, DC and at FAA locations as required.
NextGen is a wide-ranging transformation of the entire national air transportation system. The program aims at moving away from legacy ground based technologies to a new and more dynamic satellite-based technology. These new capabilities and the interdependent technologies that support them will change the way the system operates, reduce congestion, and improve the passenger experience. Under the contract, SAIC will provide program management and technical services in a broad range of task areas to include safety management systems, aeronautical communications activities, and aviation weather programs.
"The SAIC team brings a single source of specialized aviation expertise and direct NextGen-related knowledge," said Charles Zang, SAIC senior vice president and business unit general manager. "We look forward to helping the FAA phase in new technology to help relieve the growing congestion in the nation's air transportation system."
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