November 7, 2008

SAIC Wins $56m Veterans Affairs Dept Deal

Federal contractor Science Applications International Corp has won a five-year $56m contract from the Department of Veterans Affairs to provide support to Veterans Health Information Systems and Technology Architecture, VistA, health data systems repositories.

The company will provide software and engineering services to develop, populate, enhance, and maintain the repositories. Work will be undertaken primarily in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Robert McCord, senior vice president and business unit general manager at SAIC, said: "The HDS Repositories Program is a key component of the VA's next-generation healthcare information system that will enable the VA to maintain complete and accessible patient record information on the millions of veterans it serves throughout the VA healthcare system. We are pleased to continue our support of this vital mission to care for those who have served our nation so honorably."

Last month, the Department of Veterans Affairs awarded contracts to AT&T, Qwest Communications, and Verizon Communications for telecommunications and networking services.