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Science Applications International Corporation
1710 Saic Drive
SAIC, Inc. is a provider of scientific, engineering, systems integration and technical services and solutions to all branches of the United States military, agencies of the United States Department of Defense (DoD), the intelligence community, the United
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SAIC Senior Vice President and FCS ...
SAIC Senior Vice President and FCS Deputy Program Manager Dan Zanini noted: "Every system already has a functioning prototype undergoing test and evaluation, which greatly reduces risk for the balance of the program."
Dan Zanini, program manager of FCS and senior vice president of SAIC; and Dutch DeGay, an equipment specialist at the Natick Soldier Systems Center.
Army pushes ahead with Future Combat Systems
"The systems we're developing are all about taking technology and bringing it to the soldier in ways we couldn't do before," said Dan Zanini, deputy program manager of FCS for SAIC.
SAIC Senior Vice President Dan ...
SAIC Senior Vice President Dan Zanini, a retired Army lieutenant general, is deputy program manager of Future Combat Systems.
..."FCS is the most relevant program in the Army, and many would suggest the most relevant program in the Department of Defense," said Dan Zanini, an SAIC senior vice president who serves as deputy program manager of Future Combat Systems.
"We work from concept to the architecture to the design and then go out and do source selection, identifying ... those best-of-industry companies that can produce for us the systems and the ... subcomponents of those systems," said Zanini
, a retired three-star general who commanded Army forces in South Korea.
The company also is heavily involved in developing software for the system.
Little of the work is being done in San Diego, where SAIC
"We move the work force to where the center of gravity is for the work," Zanini
is being developed in phases.At each stage, products are tested by soldiers to see if they work and how they can be improved, he
said.Lessons learned from testing are applied to the next phase of development, which allows the program to keep up with advances in technology, he
"You're in a build-test-build cycle throughout the life of the program," Zanini
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Future Combat System (Brigade Combat Team)
Daniel R. Zanini, Senior Vice President, is SAICs Program Manager for the Future Combat Systems (FCS) program.
Helping lead the Lead Systems Integrator (LSI) and industry team, Zanini also serves as the overall Deputy Program Manager, FCS, and is responsible for all aspects of FCS program management.
is a major Army transformation initiative in the System Development and Demonstration Phase and is valued at $21.2B.
Prior to his current assignment, Zanini retired from the US Army as a Lieutenant General, after more than 37 years of service.
Immediately prior to retirement, he
commanded the Eighth U.S. Army
in Korea with concurrent duties as Chief of Staff, United Nations Command, Combined Forces Command, and United States Forces Korea.
has previously held a wide variety of important command and staff positions.