Following close of Engility deal, SAIC now able to 'go into detail on the pipeline'

By Marjorie Censer / January 16, 2019 at 10:42 AM

Following the recent close of the Science Applications International Corp.-Engility deal, SAIC has "been very active this week going through really understanding the pipeline" of business opportunities, according to a top executive.

Nazzic Keene, SAIC's chief operating officer, told Inside Defense in an interview today that being able to "really go into detail on the pipeline and the opportunities" has been the biggest change following the deal's approval.

The company had hired a third party to evaluate the potential opportunities before the deal was official.

"We don't have to start from scratch," Keene said. "The analysis has been done."

Keene said she expects SAIC to be able to quickly decide which part of the company should pursue an opportunity if both SAIC and Engility groups were planning to bid on it and to rapidly move on programs they might now pursue that weren't previously on either company's radar.

Meanwhile, Tony Moraco, SAIC's chief executive, said during the same call that about 1,000 of the company's 23,000 employees are affected by the partial government shutdown.

"Generally, we can navigate it," he said, noting again that it's costing the contractor about $10 million in revenue per week.