SAIC Acquires GeoViz.com, Inc.
(SAN DIEGO and MCLEAN, VA) 07/11/06 -- Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) announced today that it has completed the acquisition of GeoViz.com, Inc. Based in Campbell, Calif., GeoViz.com, Inc. (http://www.geoviz.com) is a leading provider of commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) tools targeted at command, control, communications, and computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR); test and evaluation; modeling and simulation; and embedded training market segments.
With representatives in Los Angeles, San Jose, Colorado Springs, San Diego and Washington, D.C., the company's sophisticated software enables 2D and 3D viewing of geospatial data through a Web browser interface. It also includes an innovative Web Centric Geospatial Collaboration™ tool that allows users to share, annotate and control mapping functions from locations across the world. Other capabilities provide recording and playback of events and training sessions as well as a commander's situational awareness tool.
“Government and military customers are rapidly demanding service-oriented architecture (SOA) platforms that are multi-level-secure, fully featured and easy-to-use,” said Sam Abuzalaf, former president and chief executive officer of GeoViz.com, Inc. “We have built our brand on developing COTS software, and combined with SAIC we can facilitate development of the next generation common operating picture and C4ISR planning and analysis tools.”
The company's employees will transition into SAIC's Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Information Technology (C4IT) Business Unit within the System and Network Solutions Group (SNSG). They will continue to operate from the GeoViz.com, Inc. engineering facility in Campbell, Calif., and provide its suite of COTS tools, including service and support to its current customer base.
“We are extremely pleased about this acquisition. When we combine GeoViz.com, Inc.'s capabilities with SAIC's expertise in service-oriented architectures, together we are able to provide new and innovative solutions to help solve our customer's most challenging problems,” said Debbie James, SAIC senior vice president and general manager of the Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Information Technology Business Unit. “It is a perfect fit within our next generation command and control platform strategy, since this acquisition enhances SAIC's technical and operational capabilities in the DoD command and control marketplace.”
“We are looking forward to welcoming the GeoViz.com, Inc. employees and leadership onto our team of technology leaders,” said Deb Alderson, president of SAIC's System and Network Solutions Group. “They will further enhance our group's ability to meet the growing challenges our customers face.”
SAIC is the largest employee-owned research and engineering company in the United States, with more than 43,000 employees in over 150 cities worldwide. For the fiscal year ended January 31, 2006, the company reported annual revenues of $7.8 billion. SAIC engineers and scientists solve complex technical problems in national security, homeland security, energy, the environment, space, telecommunications, health care, and logistics. SAIC: FROM SCIENCE TO SOLUTIONS™
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