Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC) is currently one of the fastest growing companies here in the Charleston, SC area for the past few years.
SAIC is a FORTUNE 500® scientific, engineering and technology applications company that uses its deep domain knowledge to solve problems of vital importance to the nation and the world, in national security, energy and the environment, critical infrastructure, and health. The Company's approximately 41,000 employees serve customers in the U.S. Department of Defense, the intelligence community, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, other U.S. Government civil agencies and selected commercial markets. Headquartered in McLean, Va., SAIC had annual revenues of approximately $10.6 billion for its fiscal year ended January 31, 2012. (About SAIC 2012)
SAIC is rank number 5 on the Top 100 government contractors list of Washington Technology; with $4.1 billion in government contracts revenue and $1.4 billion in civilian contracts revenue and approximately 41,000 employees worldwide.
SAIC is the principal defense contractor for Joint Intelligence Operations Capability-Iraq (JIOC-I), a capability that provides military forces with access to critical intelligence while it has maximum value, and visualization applications that highlight locations and possible vulnerabilities of adversaries across multiple theaters of operation. The company also has led the way in homeland security and public safety, developing the Integrated Container Inspection System (ICIS) to examine U.S. - bound cargo with significantly reduced impact on the flow of commerce. In addition, SAIC is working with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to improve early detection of major disease outbreaks and bioterrorism attacks.
The Industrial Organization (I/O) model basically “assumes that a firm’s strategy is a set of commitments and actions flowing from the characteristics of the industry in which the firm has decided to compete” (Hitt, Ireland & Hoskission, 2013, p. 16); while the Resource-Based model “assumes