U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) awarded Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC) a contract to provide technical analysis and risk assessments in support of SMC's Independent Readiness Review Team (IRRT). The one-year contract, which also has four one-year options, has a total value of up to $49 million, if all options are exercised. Work will be performed primarily in El Segundo, CA. SMC, a key component of the Air Force Space Command, is the center of technical excellence for researching, developing, and purchasing military space systems. Under the contract, SAIC will help SMC's IRRT assess space system readiness and risks associated with software, avionics, propulsion/ordnance, and structural mechanical areas.