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SAIC Forms Strategic Alliance with BPL Global, Ltd.

Science Applications International Corp. has formed a strategic alliance with BPL Global, Ltd., a smart grid technology company that develops and deploys solutions to improve the efficiency and reliability of utility networks. As a part of the alliance, SAIC has a $10 million minority stake in BPLG.

Working together, SAIC and BPLG will focus on addressing the entire life cycle of utility customer needs through the intelligent transformation of electrical network and utility operations. From strategy consulting to large-scale solution deployments, SAIC and BPLG will market a holistic approach to addressing energy, environment, infrastructure and sustainability challenges. The alliance couples SAIC's expertise in utility engineering, asset consulting, program management, systems integration, design/build, renewable energy, cybersecurity, data analytics, and climate science with BPLG's smart grid solutions.

BPLG's solutions include the PowerSG solution suite, a service-oriented architecture-based integration platform supporting solutions that address the energy delivery value chain from the substation to customer premises. BPLG's PowerSG solutions help utilities improve reliability, integrate distributed energy resources, enhance demand management capabilities, monitor critical grid assets, and provide real-time control.

"This investment and our strategic alliance with BPLG represent further strides in SAIC's strategy to provide life-cycle capabilities to the rapidly evolving power industry, following our recent acquisition of R.W. Beck Group, Inc.," said J.T. Grumski, SAIC senior vice president and business unit general manager. "We look forward to integrating a number of SAIC's capabilities into the PowerSG platform."

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