Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) has been awarded a $52 million contract by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to manage the information technology (IT) infrastructure and to provide a comprehensive suite of IT, voice, data telecommunications, and related services. The work will be performed primarily at the NSF's offices in Arlington, Virginia.
Thales Australia has won the primary contract to provide hardware and software support services for a range of command and intelligence systems used by the Australian Defence Force. The five year contract with the Defence Materiel Organisation's Command and Intelligence Systems Support Office involves Thales managing and providing a complete package of support services across multiple mission systems forming part of the Joint Command Support Environment.
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"The difference there is that we don't want to prioritize and think just in terms of 'how do we secure information' without thinking through our real objective of assuring support for DOD missions."--Mark Orndorff, director of the PEO for Mission Assurance and Network Operations, DISA