Press Release | Sept. 19, 2002

NSA Awards Major Acquisition Contract to Science Applications International Corporation

The National Security Agency (NSA) has awarded a major acquisition contract to a team led by Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), on 18 September 2002 for development of the Technology Demonstration Platform (TDP) project in support of the Agency's TRAILBLAZER initiative. TRAILBLAZER is one of the Agency's modernization programs to apply enterprise technology to achieve the scale necessary in today's environment.

The SAIC team will provide and integrate commercial technologies proven to be scalable, agile, robust, secure, and interoperable to produce and deploy state-of-the-art solutions to challenges facing the NSA today and in the future.

This contract is a continuation of NSA's effort to transform its national security missions of providing foreign signals intelligence and protecting national security-related information systems using the innovation of industry partners.