SAIC wins $630M contract to modernize Air Force IT infrastructure

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Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC) has received a contract from the U.S. Air Force 557th Weather Wing to manage and modernize their hardware and software for the Technology Application Development and Sustainment (TADS) system.

The IDIQ contract has a base five-year ordering period and a six-month extension. If all options are exercised, the contract has a ceiling value of $630 million. The recipient of the contract, Unisys Federal, was acquired by SAIC in March 2020.

The contract, new business for SAIC, includes application development, software integration, application infrastructure, cloud migration, hardware, security and data management.

Under the TADS contract, SAIC will plan the prototyping and integration of new technologies to increase the relevance of environmental intelligence in mission planning and execution across Defense Department and coalition operations, said the company in a statement.

The TADS system is expected to integrate multi-level cybersecurity capabilities, with constant system operational availability in support of all combatant commands, national agencies and international organizations, among other things.

[Image courtesy: US Air Force]