SAIC wins contract for Saudi war college
San Diego, August 26, 2009
US-based Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) has been awarded a contract by US Military Training Mission (USMTM) to support the Saudi Arabian Armed Forces (SAAF) by establishing a war college.
The proposed Saudi War College (SWC) will meet educational and administrative standards of US war colleges, said a statement.
The contract has a one year base period of performance, three one-year options and a contract value of more than $11 million if all options are exercised. Work will be performed primarily in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, it said.
The USMTM to Saudi Arabia is a joint training mission and functional component command under the military command of the US Central Command. The USMTM advises and assists the SAAF through security assistance efforts by developing, training and sustaining capable deterrent and self-defense forces for Saudi Arabia in order to facilitate regional security.
Under the contract, SAIC will help establish an SWC to assist in preparing and educating Saudi leaders to face domestic and global challenges.
SAIC will help establish a state-of-the-art educational institution, and develop and implement a flexible curriculum that will enable the SWC to adapt to future Saudi mission requirements.
SAIC will also recruit, hire, and retain fully qualified Saudi instructors, develop and implement a quality assurance plan, and establish a career and mentoring program for SWC instructors.
'SAIC is honored to support the SAAF by helping establish a world-class SWC. We believe that SAAF, teamed with SAIC, has the prerequisites for creating a prestigious military institution for the education of strategic leaders,' said Charles Zang, SAIC senior vice president and business unit general manager. – TradeArabia News Service