Congressman C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD) today helped open a new eco-friendly building at Aberdeen Proving Ground that will be home to long-time defense contractor Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC). The 33,000 square-foot facility is the most recent addition to the public-private Government and Technology Enterprise office and technology park known as "The Gate."
The new energy-efficient facility builds on SAIC's existing presence in nearby Abingdon, Edgewood and Aberdeen and is expected to generate 50 new jobs for Maryland workers. SAIC is one of Harford County's largest employers, with more than 800 personnel at APG who focus on force protection, intelligence and electronic warfare.
"SAIC has supported our country's defense programs in Aberdeen for more than 20 years," Congressman Ruppersberger said. "Now, they're choosing to grow here because of our quality workers, creating even more local jobs for local families. These are the types of high-quality jobs that will improve our economy and help Maryland build the number one technology workforce in the country."
Company officials said they expect its employee base at APG to grow as the company continues to expand its support to APG commands.
"We're proud to expand our support to Aberdeen Proving Ground," said SAIC Group President Tom Baybrook. "Our increased presence here will ensure that we are readily accessible to key customers, allowing for face-to-face collaboration to help them accomplish their critical missions."