Department of Defense Awards Adolescent Substance Abuse Counseling Services Contract to SAIC — Press Release
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Department of Defense Awards Adolescent Substance Abuse Counseling Services Contract to SAIC
Company to Provide Prevention and Treatment Services to Adolescent Family Members of Active Duty Personnel
MCLEAN, Va., June 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) (NYSE:SAI) today announced that it has been awarded a blanket purchase agreement (BPA) by the U.S. Department of Defense to continue to provide substance abuse counseling services to adolescent family members of active duty U.S. military personnel. The single-award BPA has a six-month base period of performance, four one-year options and a ceiling value of $80 million. Work will be performed in the U.S. and at military facilities overseas.
SAIC developed and has managed the Adolescent Substance Abuse Counseling Services (ASACS) program since its inception in 1987. Originated as a contract with the U.S. Army Center for Substance Abuse Programs, ASACS now also serves Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps dependents. The comprehensive program focuses on prevention, education, identification and referral and outpatient treatment services to adolescents at risk for substance abuse. SAIC provides licensed and certified counselors who proactively reach out and encourage early intervention with parents and teens before a situation can escalate to a crisis level in a particular family. Subsequently, SAIC works with command, school, medical and other community organizations to identify specific needs and offer prevention and treatment services.
“We have served this customer for nearly 23 years and find our support for the behavioral health needs of the children of our active duty personnel to be especially rewarding,” said Anthony Hess, Ph.D., SAIC senior vice president and business unit general manager. “The services we provide support mission readiness and retention goals, strengthen quality of life and enhance family relations.”
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