Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) has announced the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s renewal of SAIC’s Security System Integration Services (SSIS) certification and designation under the Support Anti-terrorism by Fostering Effective Technologies (SAFETY) Act of 2002.
“SAFETY Act Certification is an acknowledgement of SAIC’s contribution to homeland security through its integrated surveillance systems,” said Nazzic Keene, SAIC sector president. “We are pleased to be able to provide this service to the nation.”
SAIC, headquartered in McLean, offers its SSIS, a “Qualified Anti-terrorism Technology,” to federal, state and local governments, port authorities, airports and other critical infrastructure.The technology provides wide-area surveillance and situational awareness to reduce terrorist threats from people, land and submarine vehicles, small vessels or swimmers that deliver or intend to emplace improvised explosive devices against high-valued assets or critical infrastructures such as air or seaports, ship channels, harbors, chemical or nuclear plants, freeways, bridges, tunnels or ferries, according to the company.
Based on these threats, SAIC designs, develops, creates and installs security systems based on a wide range of commercial off-the-shelf hardware and software. The technology includes the design, development, engineering, integration, installation,and maintenance of a real-time, integrated security system that can be networked into a customer’s existing protocols. This results in an integrated security system that can consist of video surveillance, access control, intrusion detection, network communications, power and infrastructure subsystems, and command and control capabilities, depending on the customer’s needs.
The SAFETY Act ensures that the threat of liability does not deter potential manufacturers or sellers of anti-terrorism technologies from developing and commercializing technologies that could save lives and protect property, according to SAIC.