Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) has received an order to provide software development and sustainment support to the US Air Force.

Under the contract, SAIC will develop and enhance electronic key management system (EKMS) software products related to COMSEC (communications security) encryption.

SAIC will carry out the work at its facility in San Diego, California, as part of the one-year $19m contract.

The order awarded by the General Services Administration (GSA) Greater Southwest Region is part of the Alliant government-wide acquisition contract.