Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC)
- Homepage: http://www.saic.com/
October 2006: "Founded by Dr. J. Robert Beyster and a small group of scientists in 1969, Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), a Fortune 500® company, and its subsidiaries now have more than 43,000 employees with offices in over 150 cities worldwide.
We are a leading provider of scientific, engineering, systems integration and technical services and products to all branches of the U.S. military, agencies of the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), the intelligence community, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and other U.S. Government civil agencies, as well as to customers in selected commercial markets. Our customers seek our domain expertise to solve complex technical challenges requiring innovative solutions for mission-critical functions in such areas as national security, intelligence and homeland defense. Increasing demand for our services and products is driven by priorities including the ongoing global war on terror and the transformation of the U.S. military.
We offer a broad range of services and products to address our customers' most complex and critical technology-related needs. These services include..."http://www.saic.com/about/overview.html
July 2009: "SAIC, one of the Pentagon's largest contractors, conspired with federal officials to rig a $3.2 billion technology contract and tried to cover up the scheme by destroying documents and electronic records, federal prosecutors said in newly unsealed court documents."http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/07/02/AR2009070203415.html
July 2007: "Today, when Booz Allen Hamilton loses a contract to SAIC, people rush from one to the other in a game of musical chairs, with not enough chairs for all the workers who possess both the highest security clearances and expertise in the art of espionage. Some inevitably lose out. Any good counterintelligence officer knows what can happen next. Down-on-their-luck spies begin to do what spies do best: spy. Other companies offer them jobs in exchange for industry secrets. Foreign governments approach them. And some day, terrorists will clue in to this potential workforce."http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/07/06/AR2007070601993.html
June 2007: U.S. intelligence budgets are classified, and all discussions about them in Congress are held in secret. Much of the information, however, is available to intelligence contractors, who are at liberty to lobby members of Congress about the budgets, potentially skewing policy in favor of the contractors. For example, Science Applications International Corp., one of the nation's largest intelligence contractors, spent $1,330,000 in their congressional lobbying efforts in 2006, which included a focus on the intelligence and defense budgets, according to records filed with the Senate's Office of Public Records.http://www.salon.com/news/feature/2007/06/01/intel_contractors/
Role Name Type Last Updated Owner of (partial or full, past or present) Bechtel SAIC Company (BSC) Organization Oct 19, 2006 Owner of (partial or full, past or present) Bell Communications Research (Bellcore) Organization Nov 16, 2007 Former Owner of (partial or full) Telcordia Technologies Organization Nov 16, 2007 Organization Head/Leader (past or present) Ken C. Dahlberg Person Jul 25, 2007 Organization Executive (past or present) David A. Kay Person Jul 25, 2007
Articles and Resources
Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at: Jul 03, 2009 U.S. Joins Whistleblower Suit Alleging SAIC Rigged Contract
QUOTE: SAIC, one of the Pentagon's largest contractors, conspired with federal officials to rig a $3.2 billion technology contract and tried to cover up the scheme by destroying documents and electronic records....The whistleblower suit alleges that the request for proposals was crafted to make it virtually impossible for any company besides SAIC to win.
Washington Post Jul 21, 2007 Military Medical Breach Revealed: Unencrypted Data Sent Via Internet
QUOTE: A government contractor handling sensitive health information for 867,000 U.S. service members and their families acknowledged yesterday that some of its employees sent unencrypted data -- such as medical appointments, treatments and diagnoses -- across the Internet.
Washington Post Jul 08, 2007 Private Spies: Who Runs the CIA? Outsiders for Hire.
QUOTE: Intelligence professionals tell me that more than 50 percent of the National Clandestine Service (NCS) -- the heart, brains and soul of the CIA -- has been outsourced to private firms such as Abraxas, Booz Allen Hamilton, Lockheed Martin and Raytheon.
Washington Post Jun 01, 2007 The corporate takeover of U.S. intelligence: The U.S. government now outsources a vast portion of its spying operations to private firms -- with zero public accountability.
QUOTE: The federal government relies more than ever on outsourcing for some of its most sensitive work, though it has kept details about its use of private contractors a closely guarded secret. Intelligence experts, and even the government itself, have warned of a critical lack of oversight for the booming intelligence business.
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