20 May, 2003
A contract for the procurement of a Single Comand and Control System (C4I) for the Olympic Security Centers of the police and bodies involved in the security of the 2004 Athens Olympic Games was signed on Monday.
The contract was signed by the defense ministry and the American Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) company.
According to an announcement by the general secretariat of Economic Planning and Defense Investments, the cost of the procurement will amount to 254,999,000 euros and will be funded by the public investments program.
Subcontract work for Greek industries amounts to 100 million euros. In addition, the Hellenic state will receive materials and services worth 2.3 million euros through offset benefits.
SAIC said in an announcement, its senior vice president David Tubbs expressed satisfaction over the outcome of negotiations which lead to a contract ''which will provide an excellent C4I system for the Olympic Games of 2004 and will leave a considerable heritage for the Greek nation.''
Tubbs headed the Federal Security Services of the U.S. during the Olympic Games in Salt Lake City.