Agriculture tags SAIC for risk management IT support

Agriculture tags SAIC for risk management IT support

By Tony Lee Orr

GCN Staff

Science Applications International Corp. will provide the Agriculture Department's Risk Management Agency with systems support services under an $81 million six-year contract.

Awarded through the General Services Administration Millennia program, the task order calls for the San Diego company to provide analysis, engineering, maintenance, installation and integration of new LAN equipment and software.

The Risk Management Agency is responsible for supervision of the Federal Crop Insurance Corp. and the oversight of programs involving revenue insurance, risk management education, risk management savings accounts and the futures market.

Most of the $80 million will be used to develop software the agency will use to support its crop insurance products, which will be sold through private industry, officials said.

New and improved

The contract includes integrating new software into the existing system, agency officials said, and calls for upgrades to the agency's Sun Microsystems 6500 Enterprise server.

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