SAIC awarded chemical demilitarization contract

Science Applications International Corporation announced on Wednesday that it was awarded a contract to support the U.S. Chemical Demilitarization Program.

The multiple-award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract, awarded by the U.S. Army Chemical Materials Agency and the Program Executive Office, Assembled Chemical Weapons Alternatives, has a five year performance period and a total contract value of $489 million for all awardees.

"SAIC is committed to supporting the CMA and PEO ACWA in destroying the nation's stockpiled and non-stockpiled chemical weapons," JT Grumski, SAIC's senior vice president and business unit general manager, said. "Ridding our nation of these old and potentially hazardous chemical weapons is vital to our nation's health and security, and we're proud to be part of the solution."

The Chemical Materials Agency is responsible for storing chemical weapons at the Pueblo Chemical Depot and Bluegrass Chemical Activity. It is also responsible for the closure of the Anniston Chemical Agent Disposal Facility, the Deseret Chemical Depot, the Pine Bluff Chemical Demilitarization Facility and the Umatilla Chemical Depot.

Over the last 20 years, supported by the SAIC, the CMA has successfully eliminated chemical weapons at seven stockpile sites.

Under terms of the contract, SAIC will provide program, technical, engineering and integration services as required, including program management and oversight for chemical weapons storage and demilitarization missions for CMA and PEO ACWA.