U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) is building on its operational mission capabilities with a potential seven-year, $621 million task order to Science Applications International Corp. [SAIC] to continue providing global support services for its information technology (IT) directorate.

Under the task order, which was announced Wednesday, SAIC will work out of MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Fla., as well as CENTCOM Forward Headquarters in Doha, Qatar, and several other international locations to provide support services for the J6 Directorate. The other locations outside of the U.S. were not disclosed.SAIC Logo

SAIC will be responsible for providing the J6 Directorate with network operations and maintenance, infrastructures systems, IT training, software engineering, defensive cyber operations, enterprise architecture and inventory management.

“SAIC has provided mission-enabling services to USCENTCOM’s J6 Directorate and the command for nearly a decade and we are proud to continue our support for seven more years. We remain committed to providing mission-critical IT services to the directorate’s end users and we look forward to continuing to work closely with USCENTCOM to support our warfighters,” Senior Vice President and General Manager of SAIC’s National Security Customer Group Mark Escobar said in a statement.

The General Services Administration’s Federal Systems Integration and Management Center awarded SAIC the task order under its Alliant government-wide acquisition contract vehicle. The contract starts with a one-year base period, then four one-year follow-up options and two one-year performance-based term periods.