SAIC Begins Designing the Florida Integrated Criminal History System

ORLANDO, Fla., Aug. 13, 2003 -- Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) today announced that it has been awarded a contract to design a new, state-of-the-art integrated criminal history system (ICHS) for the State of Florida.

The contract award from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) in Tallahassee, Fla., is expected to be performed over 32 months with one base period and five option periods. The contract is valued at $37.4 million over the 32-month period.

The FDLE ICHS will integrate a number of functions currently handled through multiple non-interoperable systems, and provide for increased system speed and capacity. SAIC will develop and field a single system, running a database combining both criminal history information and fingerprint information, which is designed to significantly enhance law enforcement access to timely, vital information.

"SAIC is very pleased to have been selected by FDLE for this important initiative, which will serve all the citizens of Florida, but especially the men and women of law enforcement who are committed to providing for our public safety," said Beverly J. Kitaoka, senior vice president and manager of the Orlando-based SAIC Applied Software Systems Engineering Technology Group. "We will work with FDLE as a true Florida-based, integrated team in developing this leading capability."

FDLE Interim Commissioner Daryl McLaughlin said, "This system will provide enhanced accessibility of critical criminal justice information to Florida criminal justice agencies including expert fingerprint matching for rapid identification, improved disposition information with arrests and new rap sheet presentations, including facial images, in addition to providing access to a wide variety of useful data sources."

ICHS design, development, integration and test are being conducted in SAIC's Orlando offices, using software development processes assessed as being at Level 5 of the Software Engineering Institute's Capability Maturity Model, the highest attainable level. An SAIC Integrated Development Environment (IDE) is designed to provide FDLE officials and all members of the development team with near real-time, desktop access to program information and progress.

The initial operational capability version of ICHS is scheduled for October 2004 and the full operational capability version of the system is scheduled to be completed by December 2005.

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