What does the post-Unisys/SAIC deal look like in Augusta?
Unless there is some sort of regulatory hiccup, an entire floor of employees at Unisys’ Augusta client-service center will be working for somebody else by May.
The suburban Philadelphia-based tech company agreed earlier this month to sell its federal-contract division to Science Applications International Corp., the Reston, Va., company better known as SAIC.
The $1.2 billion deal puts Unisys’ highly-prized defense-related operations – including the Army, Air Force and Defense Information Systems Agency contracts it helps service in Augusta – under the SAIC umbrella.
The remainder of the Augusta operation, predominantly the corporate-focused “Enterprise Solutions” division, would remain part of Unisys.
But don’t assume SAIC will pack up and haul off parts of the federal business once the acquisition dust settles.