NASA has implemented a $48 million contract modification
with Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) of
San Diego. It broadens SAIC responsibility to provide
integrated financial management support under the “Unified NASA
Information Technology Services (UNITeS)” contract.

The $48,095,090 contract modification provides the NASA
Integrated Financial Management Program (IFMP) with expanded
services, including operational and network infrastructure
support. SAIC also will develop module-based software enabling
NASA to add or remove interchangeable tools and systems to the

SAIC will provide additional information technology (IT)
systems support to NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC),
Huntsville, Ala., which provides IT support to the IFM Program.
The modification provides additional support through Dec. 31,
2008, if the agency exercises both contract options. With this
modification, the value of the contract, including options, is
approximately $883 million. The UNITeS contact was awarded to
SAIC on Jan. 1, 2004.

The IFMP combines agency financial resources and travel office
information. MSFC responsibilities include managing software
applications, Web/computer server systems, audiovisual
information, telecommunications, information technology
security, IT procurement, documentation storage and protection
hardware maintenance. Support provided under the UNITeS
contract includes NASA-wide IT security, encryption security
systems, computer networking, digital imaging and IT support at
NASA’s facility in Moscow.