What Is SAIC?


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SAIC stands for Science Applications International Corporation, a large company that provides information technology support and consulting services in a large variety of areas primarily to the United States government. SAIC has its headquarters in Tysons Corner, Virginia, and employs a workforce of around 15,000 people, as of 2015.

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SAIC offers services in the areas of technology solutions, logistics and supply chain, mission and program support, simulation and training, and crisis management and security. The company designs, develops, implements and provides continuing support for information technology solutions to support government departments and businesses in diverse areas of need. SAIC lists its core values to include ethical behavior across missions and collective creativity to grow innovative solutions.

In 2013, SAIC split into two corporations. The parent company took on the name Leidos and offers services in the area of national security to the federal government as well as health and engineering consultation to the business sector from its Reston, Virginia headquarters. The new SAIC focuses more on the areas of information technology and targeted intelligence support. The purpose of the split was to lower costs and expand the company into new markets, according to John Jumper, the CEO of SAIC at the time of the split.

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