SAIC Lands National Cancer Institute Contract

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Science Applications International Corporation [SAIC] announced this morning that it was awarded the a follow-on contract by the National Cancer Institute [NCI].  The contract is slated to provide operations and technical support to NCI’s Federally Funded Research and Development Center [FFRDC] in Frederick, MD.

The FFRDC is one of only 38 national labs in the US and the only of which dedicated to research cancer and HIV/AIDS.  Under the contract, SAIC will support over 300 clinical trials as well as a myriad of pilot programs.  The technical aspect of the contract involves the operation of two biopharmaceutical manufacturing facilities and a high performance biomedical computing facility.

We appreciate the confidence NCI has shown in SAIC over the past 13 years and look forward to continuing our work to help deliver preventive, diagnostic, and therapeutic products to cancer patients,” said Charles Koontz, SAIC group president.

After a base period of three years, five one-year term options and one two-year option, the contract could be worth up to $5.2 billion for SAIC.  Wowzers.  This makes it the single largest research contract awarded by the Department of Health and Human Services.

For more info on the contract award, read the full article here.