Science Applications International Corp. has been awarded a $42 million task order by the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command to provide the Joint Chiefs of Staff with continued development, deployment and maintenance of the Orion Decision Support Platform.
Created by the Joint Staff J3, Orion is a technology-enabled, decision-making platform that consolidates authoritative data from each of the military services. It provides global visualization of the forces and munitions, and allows course of action experimentation in order for users to provide the best validated military advice to senior-level decision-makers.
For the past couple of years, SAIC has provided direct support to Orion, gaining an understanding of the platform’s requirements, architectures and technologies, said Jim Scanlon, SAIC executive vice president and general manager of the Defense Solutions Group.
“As a technology integrator, SAIC appreciates the Army’s need to successfully maintain a feasible, executable, and comprehensive solution to assist mission-critical decisions,” he said. “We are proud to continue and expand our work with the Army and the Joint Chiefs of Staff by integrating technologies that meet the evolving needs of our warfighters and senior leadership.”
The single-award task order was awarded under the SMDC’s Design, Development, Demonstration and Integration, or D3I, Domain 1 – space, high altitude and missile defense contract. It has a 3-year period, which includes two 1-year options.