National Security

SAIC is a leading provider of engineering and technical services and solutions critical to U.S. national security. Our support to the Department of Defense (DoD), intelligence community (IC), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and other federal organizations serving American security interests encompasses the full spectrum of strategic and tactical solutions for all mission types.

We’re enabling our nation’s military with vehicle upgrades that modernize systems and improve survivability for the U.S. Marine Corps; torpedo manufacturing and testing for the U.S. Navy; active cyber defense services for U.S. Central Command; and training programs for our service members using the latest simulations and gaming technology in virtual and augmented reality.

We perform mission analysis, systems engineering, and technical services for IC customers as they continue to enhance information collection, integration, and sharing capabilities in the fight against terrorism, weapons proliferation, and other national security challenges in today’s interconnected and dynamic threat environment. As this environment expands into space, we are providing cyber-hardened systems for managing space national security assets and ensuring their resiliency.

SAIC is structured organizationally to maximize the knowledge and skills of our 15,000-strong domain experts, engineers, and technical professionals in bringing services and solutions to all domains, including space and cyberspace.


To help ensure our warfighters are better equipped, protected, and trained, we assist our customers in developing new technologies for the future and spiraling advanced technologies into the current force.

Network-Centric Operations

As a leader in the emerging area of network-centric operations, we are helping the military achieve a powerful competitive edge through advanced networked capabilities, shared situational awareness, improved collaborative planning, and enhanced speed and agility. Key projects include:

Global Information Grid-Bandwidth Expansion (GIG-BE) 
Getting warfighters the right information at the right place and time requires a worldwide network with enormous bandwidth. The new Global Information Grid envisioned by DoD benefits from important SAIC contributions throughout its architecture. For example, SAIC helps lead integration of the network's cornerstone—the Global Information Grid-Bandwidth Expansion (GIG-BE) program. GIG-BE is bringing an optical mesh network with 10-gigabyte-per-second connectivity to about 100 DoD bases, posts, and stations. Moreover, GIG-BE achieved initial operating capability in only 20 months.

Net-Centric Enterprise Service (NCES)
To exploit the bandwidth capabilities provided by GIG-BE, SAIC is supporting the DoD Net-Centric Enterprise Service (NCES) initiative. NCES will provide the software services framework to enable information sharing and collaboration by future command and control, business, and intelligence systems. SAIC's team is providing systems architecture, technical integration, and technology deployment support to DISA as the agency pilots capabilities to Defense Computer Centers.

SAIC also previously integrated the lead joint military command and control system that will operate over the GIG (the Global Command and Control System-Joint).

All of this gives SAIC absolutely unmatched expertise in command and control and network-centric technologies.

New Operational Concepts for New Threats

Transformation requires continuous innovation. As a pioneer in the revolution in military affairs, SAIC has been instrumental in developing much of the conceptual foundation for DoD's approach to transformation. For example, we helped develop, test, and refine such capstone concepts as dominant maneuver and long-range precision strike.

SAIC is at the heart of defense transformation at U.S. Joint Forces Command, the "transformation laboratory" for the U.S. military, and at NATO's Allied Command Transformation. Our analysts develop future warfighting concepts, such as Effects-Based Operations and Operational Net Assessments, which require a rich systemic understanding of opponents and operational environments. Many of these concepts are being implemented today. For example, our support to joint urban operations includes concept modeling and analysis with the Joint Semi-Automated Forces simulation system, resulting in better understanding of urban operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.

For the Joint National Training Capability, SAIC is helping develop a persistent, global network of live, virtual, and constructive simulation components that serves as a seamless training environment to joint and service forces. This key transformation initiative and others are supported from SAIC's new facility in Suffolk, Virginia, where the Joint System of Systems Collaborative Environment Laboratory serves as a portal to the network. Our analysts also identify and develop new intelligence and C4ISR technologies for joint forces.

Training for the Future

Transformational systems of systems rely on well-trained forces and well-designed software, both of which need to perform successfully when called upon. Simulation software developed by SAIC promises to be the new "gold standard" in both areas: training and software design.

Technology Transformation

We develop leading-edge technologies to solve complex problems facing our forces. For example, we are exploring solutions to better protect combat vehicles from rocket-propelled grenades and other threats. Working with the Army Research Laboratory, we successfully demonstrated an electromagnetic (EM) armor system to protect a combat vehicle's flank.

EM armor and electric weapons require large amounts of pulsed electric power. At the same time, future combat vehicles must be lighter weight, more mobile, and more fuel-efficient. Hybrid electric power systems promise to meet all these requirements once major technical challenges are overcome. We are working to overcome these technical challenges at a systems integration laboratory we helped build and operate for the Army.

Lighter, more efficient power is also the goal for radios, computers, and hand-held GPS units, and for our DARPA-funded research in nanocomposite photovoltaic technology.

Information Dominance/Command and Control

Consistently ranked among the top federal systems integration contractors, SAIC is the company that "pulls it all together" for U.S. forces and allies. For example, as the lead integrator for the Global Command and Control System (GCCS), we help give warfighters an integrated picture of the battlespace and commanders greater capability to deploy a U.S. fighting force around the globe at any time and provide it with the information and direction to complete its mission.

As the military's key command, control, computing, communications, and intelligence (C4I) system, the GCCS uses the Defense Information Infrastructure Common Operating Environment (DII COE) to support joint warfighting needs. Helping to ensure that C4I maintains its pace with technology, SAIC leads several significant projects to bring leading-edge DII COE-compliant technologies to the GCCS community. These include Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) efforts that support senior levels of command, such as the National Command Authority and Joint Staff, down through Joint Task Force Commanders and service components, such as the Marine Corps' Chemical/Biological Warfare Incident Response Force. 

SAIC also helps provide the image and mapping backdrop for intelligence-gatherers to help U.S. warfighters maintain dominant awareness of the battlespace. In a significant win, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), formerly NIMA, awarded an SAIC-led team a major contract to provide complete systems integration and engineering services to develop, implement, and improve the U.S. Imagery and Geospatial Information System. The goal: to provide timely, relevant, and accurate imagery intelligence and geospatial information.

Established in 1996, NGA brings together in a single organization the imagery tasking, exploitation, production and dissemination responsibilities and the mapping, charting and geodetic functions of eight separate organizations of the defense and intelligence communities.

Information Dominance/Command and Control is comprised of the following solutions:

  • Battle Management C3
  • Battlefield Awareness
  • C3I Systems Analysis and Engineering
  • C4I Technical Services
  • C4ISR Systems
  • Mission Planning Systems
  • DII COE Segmentation
  • Electronic Combat/Warfare
  • Information Warfare/Information Operations

Intelligence Community

SAIC is a longstanding, trusted partner of our nation’s IC agencies and organizations. Our experienced mission, technical, and engineering professionals provide intelligence services and solutions that support an integrated, agile, and responsive information-sharing environment.

Our intelligence-focused capabilities include thought leadership supporting IC policy formulation and program planning, providing IT systems and tools with secure data management and discovery solutions, integrating collection sensors and platforms, streamlining intelligence processing and exploitation systems, designing analytic methodologies and techniques, and modernizing training and education.

SAIC’s breadth of expertise brings intelligence process and technology innovations together.

Intelligence Collection & Processing Support

SAIC delivers a unique and powerful combination of mission and technical expertise supporting the IC’s current and future collection systems architecture. We provide enterprise-wide systems and software engineering, program management, acquisition support, organizational development, facilities planning, operations support, and factory support to multiple IC customers.

We leverage our capabilities and domain expertise in overhead and other intelligence collection systems to support the processing and converting of collected information into readily usable formats for intelligence analysts.

Analytic Methodologies, Tools, and Dissemination

With broad security clearance credentials and deep knowledge of the intelligence process and its tools, SAIC’s intelligence professionals help support the timely dissemination and delivery of intelligence information from multiple collection sources to the nation’s intelligence and defense organizations. Our in-depth expertise on key U.S. policy issues helps connect the dots across existing policies and organizations to assist streamlining of the policy development process and to enable faster, critical decision-making for our IC customers.

Our IT and cyber methodologies, processes, and lessons learned are proven from extensive implementations of end-to-end information-sharing, data-management, virtual-presentation, and intelligence-dissemination capabilities in multiple national and defense security environments. We provide cloud and big data engineering to extract and collate relevant information from across the data landscape to support military and intelligence operations.

Using object-based production (OBP), our tools align information according to objects of interest (such as people, places, and events) so analysts can understand relationships between them and consume integrated intelligence quickly. OBP data fusion and visualization reduces the time it takes to achieve data insights from hours down to minutes, streamlining and improving program and mission outcomes.

In addition to connecting and sharing new forms of data, SAIC is helping customers evaluate the implementation of biometrics and human behavior technologies to solve their security challenges. We also advise on and support terrestrial manned, unmanned, and space systems that provide geospatial intelligence (GEOINT), signals intelligence (SIGINT), measurement and signature intelligence (MASINT), and other forms of intelligence information.

Management Support, Policy Development, and Training Services

SAIC is a provider of a wide range of community management support services. Our analysts provide valuable insights into strategic human capital support, national intelligence priorities development, and the oversight of major community system acquisitions. We also provide program management, acquisition management, and training support.

National Security Space

SAIC has nearly 40 years' experience supporting our nation's space mission with the DoD, IC, and federal organizations. We have continually helped solve emerging challenges and evolve our customers' capabilities to maintain U.S. space superiority, while keeping our warfighters and our nation safe. As space has evolved into a contested domain, we remain dedicated to providing services and solutions that advance space-focused national security interests, capabilities, and systems.

SAIC's space domain capabilities span from thought leadership to full life cycle support across platform, payload, ground, and operations.

Space Systems Engineering and Operation

We support national security customers across the entire space mission life cycle:

  • Acquisition support
  • Policy support
  • Program management
  • Systems engineering
  • Requirements and architecture planning
  • Cyber
  • Platform and payload integration
  • Command and control systems
  • Factory support (eyes and ears for customer)
  • Launch readiness and mission operations
  • Program control
  • Integrated performance measurement.
Our model-based systems engineering (MBSE) provides the foundation for a rigorous and repeatable approach to the integration and management of complex system-of-systems architectures. Our MBSE capabilities synchronize and integrate workflows between our engineering disciplines and between requirements management, product data management, modeling and simulation, and systems analysis, enabling the capture of system baseline and current system knowledge.

Resilient Space Enterprise

We combine deep space domain knowledge with expertise in mission analysis, systems engineering, technical services, software and hardware integration, cloud, big data, and cyber engineering to assist in the implementation of disaggregated and cyber-hardened space assets and systems. We leverage and apply industry-leading tools and technologies to support the nation’s transformation to an integrated, dynamic, responsive, and secure ground enterprise architecture.

Our experienced mission, technical, and engineering professionals work closely with the nation’s space security organizations in enhancing the resiliency of the total U.S. space architecture.

Modeling, Simulation, and Training

Our space operations experts are working side-by-side with our government counterparts to evolve how we fly our national space systems in contested and degraded situations. SAIC has created a number of modeling, simulation, and analysis tools to let space operators exercise and simulate their actions against hostile threats and attacks and then assess techniques, tactics, and procedures and their effectiveness. Our virtual reality training capability provides a realistic, immersive experience for our space warfighters to hone their skills outside live command and control systems.

SAICs expertise in logistics ensures operations critical to National Security have what they need when they need it. Our integrated solutions optimize the sustainment of fielded systems, including logistics and technical support, procurement, equipment maintenance and repair, inventory management, and distribution.

SAIC provides optimization, management, and security for IT infrastructures with classic and emerging solutions like the cloud—all for greater efficiency and protection. 

A nationally recognized leader in public safety and homeland security, SAIC draws on thousands of experienced staff members in disciplines ranging from vulnerability assessment to infrastructure protection to emergency response.

We have extensive experience with the component agencies of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and have worked hand in hand with our agency customers to meet their important training, technical, and strategic requirements. Our success in integrating many different agency systems and networks is a key reason why we were chosen to integrate the data network connecting all 22 agencies of the DHS. Learn more

SAIC is a premier provider of training at the entry and intermediate levels as well as training and education for senior executives. SAIC leverages various media—traditional standup training all the way through to the most sophisticated distance learning technologies. Our customers have indicated a high degree of satisfaction with our performance and we are now positioned to move elsewhere not only within DoD, but throughout the commercial sector. Our training includes support to the United States Atlantic Command Joint Distance Learning Center. The learning center will be the single comprehensive source of web-based, joint training and review opportunities for members of Joint Task Force and CINC Battle Staffs preparing to participate in joint training exercises and real-world missions.


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