SAIC Awards US$50,000 to the University of Kent To Support Biometric Grand Challenge Competition

By Saic, PRNE
Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Company To Help Highlight Innovative Academic Work in Biometrics

MCLEAN, Virginia, June 10, 2010 - Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) (NYSE: SAI) today
announced it has awarded US$50,000 to the University of Kent, United Kingdom
(UK), to help support its Biometric Grand Challenge competition, which
highlights innovative academic work in the Biometrics field.

The competition, designed to foster bold and innovative biometric ideas,
seeks to uncover potentially influential concepts in biometrics from
up-and-coming UK researchers currently working toward their doctorate degree
in the field.

For the competition, students submit research papers describing their
work in biometrics and its potential impact and benefits to the industry. An
expert panel of judges will review and select papers for presentation during
a workshop at the University's Canterbury campus on July 15 where winners
will be announced. The winning student will be flown to the United Sates to
participate with SAIC in the 2010 Biometrics Consortium Conference and
Biometric Technology Expo, held September 21- 23 in Tampa, Fla. Students will
also visit SAIC's headquarters in McLean, Va. to present their project to
SAIC leadership.

"This challenge will encourage university students to work with industry
to adopt innovative and creative solutions, solve complex problems, think
strategically and use project management skills," said Michael Fairhurst,
Professor of Computer Vision at the University of Kent's School of
Engineering and Digital Arts. "It will help position these students to pursue
careers in biometrics and leverage their abilities to help solve some of the
world's most complex problems."

SAIC previously signed an agreement with the University of Kent on behalf
of the United Kingdom Biometrics Institute (UKBI) to collaborate on biometric
and identity projects in 2006. Fostered by efforts of the UK Trade &
Investment (UKTI), the agreement aims to maximize cooperation from academia,
industry and government in collaborative research and development.

"SAIC is pleased to partner with academia in identifying new and
innovative ideas in biometrics today," said Harry Helmich, SAIC vice
president and division manager. "The Biometric Grand Challenge is an
effective way to engage with academia and uncover innovative work by young
researchers. We might just find the next big idea that helps solve a problem
of global importance."

About SAIC

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applications company that uses its deep domain knowledge to solve problems of
vital importance to the nation and the world, in national security, energy
and the environment, critical infrastructure, and health. The company's
approximately 45,000 employees serve customers in the U.S. Department of
Defense, the intelligence community, the U.S. Department of Homeland
Security, other U.S. Government civil agencies and selected commercial
markets. Headquartered in McLean, Va., SAIC had annual revenues of US$10.8
for its fiscal year ended January 31, 2010. For more information,
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