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EPA awards contract for technical support

Virginia, US: Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) has been awarded Next Generation Geographic Information Systems Support (NGISS) by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Under this order, SAIC will provide software engineering and technical support to the Office of Environmental Information (OEI).

The task order has a four month base period of performance, four one-year options and a total value of USD 20 million if all options are exercised. Work will be performed primarily in McLean, Virginia. The task order was awarded under the EPA’s ORD Software Engineering and Specialized Scientific Support (SES3) contract.

The OEI identifies and implements IT and management solutions that strengthen the agency’s ability to ensure the quality of information, and the efficiency and reliability of technology, data collection, exchange efforts, and access services. Under the task order, SAIC will continue to provide support to the EPA in areas including outreach, data management, testing and debugging, and technical expertise.

SAIC will also help develop GIS applications and enhance existing databases to accommodate new applications. In addition, the company will support the adoption of an agency-wide geospatial framework. Work under the task order will help integrate the EPA’s legacy GIS applications, helping increase efficiency, and improve the performance and capabilities of applications.

“We look forward to helping the EPA remain on the cutting edge of advances in GIS technologies” said Doug Wagoner, SAIC senior vice president and business unit general manager. “SAIC will use advanced GIS technologies on this task order to assist EPA in their efforts to utilise and visualise environmental data for making critical decisions to improve human health and the environment.”

Source: SAIC