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Inside the Amphibious Vehicles that Won the Marines' $225M Contracts
In a Jan. 5 article in the Marine Corps Times, Staff Writer Lance Bacon takes a deeper dive into SAIC’s Amphibious Combat Vehicle 1.1 solution. According to SAIC Senior Vice President Tom Watson, SAIC’s current design includes many recommendations from lessons learned and continuous insight from employees who "continue to support the Marine Corps by ensuring Marines have the ability to successfully execute their amphibious mission in an improved manner and a more survivable manner. That's really a big deal to us."
VA Sen. Mark R. Warner Thanks Virginia Technology Leaders for Pro Bono Efforts
On Dec. 1 at the U.S. Capitol Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) and Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald thanked the Northern Virginia Technology Council task force, comprised of several companies including SAIC, for its pro-bono efforts to improve Virginia’s health system. Articles in The Alexandria (VA) News and FCW reported that the task force was congratulated for taking major steps towards ensuring veterans have access to the medical care.
SAIC’s Josh Jackson Talks Turning Training Into Gaming
In an Oct. 5 interview with Federal Times, SAIC Vice President of Training and Simulation Josh Jackson speaks with reporter Jill Aitoro about how serious games can be an effective training technique for not only Department of Defense employees, but for other Federal employees as well. Jackson also gave an update on SAIC’s new serious games studio in Seattle. A video of Jackson’s explaining the potential of immersive training for civilian agencies is also available.
Marines, SAIC Ahead Of Schedule In AAV Survivability Upgrade; Testing To Begin In Spring
In an US Naval Institute article by Megan Eckstein on Sept. 24, The U.S. Marine Corps is quoted as saying that SAIC, its prime contractor, “may begin testing ahead of schedule” on the Assault Amphibious Vehicle Survivability Upgrade contract. According to Maj. Paul Rivera, SAIC is scheduled to reassemble the first 10 vehicles this fall after taking them apart for subcontractors to perform work on components, which would move the schedule up this spring ahead of a 2017 decision on production. “Everything is on track, it’s a success story,” Rivera said, adding SAIC “is doing a phenomenal job, they’ve gone out there and they’ve really keyed in on the best of what industry has.”