Science Applications International Corporation
Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) was founded in 1969 by J. Robert Beyster "and a small group of scientists ... as a scientific consulting firm with a handful of government contracts for nuclear power and nuclear weapons effects study programs.... Over the years, the company has expanded into national and homeland security programs, non-nuclear energy studies, health care systems, environment-related businesses, information technologies, high-technology products, telecommunications, transportation and eSolutions services and products for commercial and government customers."
In 1990 SAIC was indicted and pled guilty to 10 felony counts of fraud on a Superfund site, called “one of the largest (cases) of environmental fraud” in Los Angeles history.  SAIC had some 44,000 employees and took in $8 billion in 2006. SAIC "is larger than the departments of Labor, Energy, and Housing and Urban Development combined," reported Vanity Fair.  "SAIC's largest customer by far is the U.S. government, which accounts for 69 percent of its business," according to the Center for Public Integrity. 
In July 2006 the U.S. military "removed two firms from a psychological operations contract aimed at influencing international public opinion," reports the Washington Post. "The firms, plus a third company (SYColeman) that will retain the contract, spent the past year developing prototypes for radio and television spots intended for use in Iraq and in other nations... The TV and radio contract, originally worth up to $300 million over five years, had been held by three firms since last year: the Lincoln Group; San Diego-based Science Applications International Corp.; and Arlington-based SYColeman, a subsidiary of New York-based L-3 Communications Corp. ... 'We learned that working with three companies increases expenditures in both time and money and does not provide best value to the government," said Lt. Col. David Farlow, spokesman for the military's psychological operations unit. Lincoln Group spokesman Bill Dixon said in a statement yesterday that the firm 'continues to win contracts' for Pentagon propaganda, but 'because confidentiality is vital to this work, the firm will not comment on the details of any contracts.' " 
"SAIC executives have been involved at every stage ... of the war in Iraq," from pushing WMD claims to helping "investigate how American intelligence could have been so disastrously wrong," described Vanity Fair in its March 2007 issue.  The Center for Public Integrity summarized SAIC's Iraq work as "to provide experts and advisers on development of representative government in Iraq; restore and upgrade the country's broadcast media; and provide a group of Iraqi expatriates to assist coalition officials working in the country." 
Under "yet another no-bid contract," SAIC created the Iraqi Media Network, supposedly a "free and independent indigenous media network" that quickly became "a mouthpiece for the Pentagon." Eventually, "the network was turned over to Iraqi control. Today it is a tool of Iraq's Shiite majority and spews out virulently anti-American messages." Moreover, SAIC's work on the Iraqi Media Network was criticized by the Pentagon's Inspector General as having "widespread violations of normal contracting procedures."  
According to the WikiScanner program, which maps anonymous edits made on the online encyclopedia Wikipedia, people on SAIC computers have made hundreds of anonymous Wikipedia edits. They include, on the w:American Civil Liberties Union Wikipedia article:
- Adding: "[T]he ACLU's real mission is to create a Eugenicist Communist society based on principles of Anarchy against the will of the American people"; 
- Adding: "The ACLU is trying to destroy America," and listing five examples, including representing members of the "North American Man/Boy Love Association." 
And on the "w:Skynet (fictional)" Wikipedia article, removing several paragraphs under the "Trivia" section having to do with actual British military satellites named "Skynet," along with other examples of real Skynets (mostly computer-related). 
Cyberintelligence for hire
SAIC offers Open Source Intelligence Services for corporations in their brochure entitled Who’s saying and doing what online.84k
This service is being offered in this fashion:
"Consider the risks. An angry customer’s chat room gripe or blog can damage your reputation. Accidental public access to sensitive information – from product plans to employee log-in codes – is commonplace. Threatened attacks against Web sites, employees, and facilities are frequently aired online. Employee personal histories and “dirty laundry” are often public, and damaging." 
According to an August 16, 2003 report by Katrin Dauenhauer and Jim Lobe, SAIC's personnel include:
- Christopher Ryan Henry, SAIC's corporate vice president for strategic assessment and development, who previously worked at the the Pentagon as deputy undersecretary of defense for policy, serving with Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Douglas Feith.
- Retired Admiral William A. Owens, a former vice chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff "who also served as SAIC's president and CEO and is currently its vice chairman."
- David Kay, the former UN weapons inspector who was hired by the Central Intelligence Agency in June 2003 to head the effort to track down Iraqi weapons of mass destruction. 
- Former employee Ali Dabiri.
Board of Directors
See current director profiles for:
- K.D. Dahlberg, Director since 2003; SAIC CEO, President, Chairman of the Board, and Director.
- W.H. Demisch, W.H. DEMISCH, Director since 1990.
- J.A. Drummond, Director since 2003.
- D.H. Foley, D.H. FOLEY, Director since 2002.
- J.J. Hamre, Director since 2005.
- A.K. Jones, Director since 1998.
- H.M.J. Kraemer, Jr., Director since 1997.
- C.B. Malone, Director since 1993.
- E. J. Sanderson, Jr., Director since 2002.
- J.P. Walkush, Director since 1996.
- J.H. Warner, Jr., Director since 1988; Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer, and Director.
- A.T. Young, Director since 1995.
- J. Robert Beyster, former Chairman, President and CEO, SAIC
- D.P. Andrews, Corporate Executive Vice President, Federal Business, SAIC
- M.J. Desch, CEO, Telcordia Technologies, Inc.
- Wayne A. Downing, General, US Army (Ret.)
- J.E. Glancy, Executive Vice President, SAIC
- Bobby Ray Inman, Admiral, USN (Ret.)
- S.D. Rockwood, Executive Vice President, SAIC
- R. Snyderman, Chancellor for Health Affairs, Executive Dean, School of Medicine Duke University
- M.E. Trout, Executive Vice President, Cytyc Corporation
- R.I. Walker, Corporate Executive Vice President, Commercial and International Business, SAIC
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- Science Applications International Corp. profile, "Windfalls of War," Center for Public Integrity.
- Katrin Dauenhauer and Jim Lobe, "Massive Military Contractor's Media Mess," Asia Times, August 16, 2003.
- Mark Lewellen-Biddle, "Voting Machines Gone Wild!", In These times', 11 December 2003.
- Bruce V. Bigelow, "Report rips SAIC over Iraq contracts ," San Diego Union Tribune (Calif.), March 25, 2004.
- Renae Merle, "Pentagon Funds Diplomacy Effort: Contracts Aim to Improve Foreign Opinion of United States", Washington Post, June 11, 2005.
- Griff Witte, "Lincoln Group Out of Military PR Contract: TV, Radio Deal Unrelated to Controversy Over Reports in Iraqi Papers, Pentagon Says", Washington Post , July 19, 2006; Page D03.
- Donald L. Barlett and James B. Steele, "Washington's $8 Billion Shadow," Vanity Fair, March 2007.
- Press release, "ASRC Federal Holding Company Holds 1st Annual Charity Golf Event for Local Charity," ASRC Federal, June 17, 2008. (SAIC co-sponsored the event.)
- "Who's saying and doing what online", SAIC Open Source Monitoring August 16, 2005.