FEMA picks SAIC for exercise support

Nov. 15, 2012 at 2:59 PM
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MCLEAN, Va., Nov. 15 (UPI) -- SAIC has been selected by the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency to help design and support its National Exercise Program.

The NEP is the foundation for FEMA's collective effort to assess and evaluate national preparedness across the homeland security enterprise.

The cost-plus-fixed-fee contract is for one year, with four one-year options. Its value was given as about $39 million if all options were exercised.

"This win demonstrates SAIC's understanding of the National Exercise Program mission for examining preparedness and measuring the readiness of the United States across the entire homeland security enterprise through a progressive cycle of all hazard exercises," said Michael Simms, senior vice president of Science Applications International Corp.

"It reflects both the strength of our exercise design and control capabilities as well as our commitment to enhancing the nation's preparedness."

Under the contract, SAIC will provide exercise design and control support services to FEMA's National Exercise Division, including Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program support to the federal Interagency community at the national, state and local levels.

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