Science Applications International, Inc. (SAIC)

Science Applications International, Inc. (SAIC)


San Diego, California (CA), US
Described by the Associated Press as the "most influential company most people have never heard of" and by the Asia Times as "the most mysterious and feared of the big defense giants." Like most large defense contractors these days, SAIC doesn’t offer one product: they are instead a kind of "one-stop-shop" for defense needs. They provide everything from technical support to research to psychological operations. Most recently, SAIC was in charge of the Pentagon-sponsored "Iraq Indigenous Media Network," set up as a competitor to Al-Jazeera in occupied Iraq. SAIC hired Robet Reilly, former director of the Voice of America propaganda network to do the job. SAIC’s other commitments include a partnership with Bechtel to manage the Yucca Mountain project, and a huge presence at the secret testing ranges in Nevada and Southern California. Much of SAIC’s work is classified. In conspiracy circles, SAIC is the alleged keeper of the U.S.’ antigravity-propulsion program. Like many stories in the conspiracy lore, there is a grain of fact to this story: in 1990, SAIC produced a study called "Electric Propulsion Study" for the USAF’s then Astronautics Laboratory at Edwards AFB, indicating that SAIC had some competency with bizarre technologies. From [Trevor Paglen]
Described by the Associated Press as the "most influential company most people have never heard of" and by the Asia Times as "the most mysterious and feared of the big defense giants." Like most large defense contractors these days, SAIC doesn’t offer one product: they are instead a kind of "one-stop-shop" for defense needs. They provide everything from technical support to research to psychological operations. Most recently, SAIC was in charge of the Pentagon-sponsored "Iraq Indigenous Media Network," set up as a competitor to Al-Jazeera in occupied Iraq. SAIC hired Robet Reilly, former director of the Voice of America propaganda network to do the job. SAIC’s other commitments include a partnership with Bechtel to manage the Yucca Mountain project, and a huge presence at the secret testing ranges in Nevada and Southern California. Much of SAIC’s work is classified. In conspiracy circles, SAIC is the alleged keeper of the U.S.’ antigravity-propulsion program. Like many stories in the conspiracy lore, there is a grain of fact to this story: in 1990, SAIC produced a study called "Electric Propulsion Study" for the USAF’s then Astronautics Laboratory at Edwards AFB, indicating that SAIC had some competency with bizarre technologies. From [Trevor Paglen]
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Links: www.saic.com
By: kjfitz

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